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Sine 9 this book was pr Lnted, several 

members of trie family have sent in 

their hi story as it has been lived, 

such as carriages, births and deati;s. 

These we have inserted in the booh to 

ma he. it as up to date as possible 

before placing it in the I ibraries. 

We pray the reader will find 

these to be helpful , and we hope they 
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Lucy Isabel I Call Osmond 
Lenna Osmond /limmer 


Prepared and Compiled by 




Sarah Isabel Barlow 

Joseph Holbrook Call 

Front Row L. to R. , Lois C. Hale, Irene C. Allred, Lucy I.C. Osmond 
Back Row, Gladys C. Mallory, Gillette J. Call, Roland B. Call, Truman 
V. Call, Leone C. Henrie 


Most of the records in this book, genealogical and biographical, were re- 
ceived from the family. The data was conscientiously checked and com- 
pared with all available sources. It is difficult to write histories and bio- 
graphies of different members of any family and not have some part of it 
conflict with that written by others, no matter how painstakingly the material 
has been gathered. 

Family history is interesting, but not always accurate. I am sure there 
will be errors, but it is hoped that the family will appreciate the product 
as a whole. If more space has been devoted to one individual than to an- 
other, it is because more information was submitted by that individual. 

Sincere appreciation is expressed for the interest and assistance of all 
who have answered questionnaires and letters, who have contributed 
records and sketches and who, in many other ways, have made this 
compilation possible. Families and record-keeping go on forever. To 
know one's family is to love and appreciate them. 

I wish to express appreciation for the cooperation of the many relatives 
in sending me their histories. For the many weeks of effort in getting 
family group sheets and histories. For extra typing, re-reading and 
checking the entire book. 

This book is dedicated to the descendents of the Joseph Holbrook Call 
family. It was instigated and compiled by his daughter, Lucy Isabel Call 
Osmond, and his grand-daughter, Lenna Osmond Wimmer. 

Lucy I. Osmond 



- born 


- baptized 


- married 


- died 

T. - Temple 

s. - Sealed 

s. b. - Still Born 


(1) Lois, first child of Joseph H. Call 
(1-1) LaMar, first child of (1) Lois 
(1-2) Hattie Lois, second child of (1) Lois 

(1-2-1) Laura Ellen Everton, first child of Lois Pearl Biddle 

(2) Lucy Call Osmond, second child of Joseph Holbrook Call 
(2-1) Lenna Osmond Wimmer, first child of (2) Lucy Call Osmond 
(2-1-1) Terry Gordon Wimmer, first child of Lenna O. Wimmer 


Written by his daughter Lucy Isabel Call Osmond 

(1) Joseph Holbrook Call, Businessman (1857 -1935) 

Joseph Holbrook Call, b. 23 Feb. , 1857 - Bountiful, Davis Co. , 
Utah, son of Anson Vasco Call and Charlotte Holbrook, d. 15 Jan. , 1935 - 
Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. Married Sarah Isabel Barlow (b. 26 June, 1859 
Bountiful, Davis Co. , Utah, d. 14 Oct. 1941 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. , 
daughter of Israel Barlow and Lucy Heap. (Third Wife) 26 June, 1879 - 
Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(1-1) Lois Call b. 28 May 1880 - Bountiful, Davis Co. , Utah 

bp. 28 May 1888 

m. 9 May 1900 - Morris James Hale T. 

d. 8 Apr. 1954 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 
(1-2) Lucy Isabel Call b. 11 Mar. 1883 - Chesterfield, Bingham Co. 


bp. 11 Mar. 1891 

m. 29 Aug. 1901 - James Arthur Osmond T. 

(1-3) Gillette Joseph Call b. 31 Dec. 1884 - Chesterfield, Bingham Co. , 


bp. 31 Dec. 1892 - Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. 

m. 8 Apr. 1909 - Louisa Mary Shepherd T. 

d. 19 Sept. 1966, Afton, Lincoln, Wyo. 
(1-4) Ralph Call b. 18 Oct. 1887 - Chesterfield, Bingham Co. , 


d. 21 Feb. 1889 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 
(1-5) Roland Barlow Call b. 24 Sept. 1889 - Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 24 Sept. 1897 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

m. 27 Jan. 1916 - Mary Lee T. 

d. 28 Dec, 1965 - Afton, Lincoln Co... Wyo. 
(1-6) Irene Call b. 9 May 1891 - Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 9 May 1899 

m. 22 Dec. 1910 - Arlin Richard Allred T. 

(1-7) Katie Call b. 9 Mar. 1893 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

d. 24 June 1893 - Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. 
(1-8) Truman Vasco Call b. 3 Oct. 1894 - Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 3 Oct. 1902 

m. 12 June 1918 - Hazel Jane James T. 

(1-9) Elmora Call b. 27 Oct. 1896 - Afton Uinta Co. , Wyo. 

d. 1 Apr. 1897 - Afton Uinta Co. , Wyo. 
(1-10) Leone Call b. 16 Dec. 1898 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

bp. 16 Dec. 1906 

m. 8 June 1921 - Duncan Wayne Henrie T. 

(1-11) Gladys Call b. 10 Mar. 1902 - Afton Uinta Co. , Wyo. 

bp, 10 Mar. 1910 

m. 16 Aug. 1922 - John Charles Mallory T. 



Joseph H Call has honest blue eyes and a kind and loving disposition 
His father, Anson Vasco Call, was called on a mission to England, for 
the Latter-day Saint church when Joseph was eight years old. He was 
in poor health at the time he was called and he died as he journeyed home 
after two years in the mission field He was buried 4 Aug , 1867 at Rock 
Creek, Wyo 

Joseph's mother, Charlotte Holbrook, has preceeded his father in 
death one year before on 9 June J 866 . at Bountiful, Davis Co , Utah 

Joseph remembered the terrible loneliness after his mothers death, 
also the dreadful cold and deep snow the bare floors and the scanty 
furniture He remembers wearing pieces of burlap tied around his feet 
in winter, in the summer he went barefoot. 

After the parents died Joseph and his brothers and sisters went to 
live with relatives. Joseph and his brother Lamom lived with their Aunt 
Kate and Uncle Lamom 'Monie Holbrook, his mother s brother, They 
taught Joseph to be kind and gentle, he gained a wonderful background 
from them on which to build his future success and happiness He grew 
up to be a useful and substantial man- He learned to meet the future with 
trust and hope, also to make the best of life, to live for the day and trust 
the future* 

Joseph enjoyed his boyhood days. Sometimes there was mischief 
brewing when he and his pals Brigham Henry Roberts, Hyrum Argyle and 
Truman Barlow got together, but it was onlv in fun 

One day the wind was blowing jus 1 " right for the boys to take a boat 
ride. Joe said, We had a great time, a long ride, but to get back was 
another story. The wind took us out but it did not turn to take us back, " 
After an all night ride they landed in Kays Ward, five miles from home- 
By daylight the boys were back as far as Centerville, where they had 
started from Some of the boys feli in the Salt Lake and were well salted 
In the autumn he and his friends would sometimes visit the neighbors 
watermelon patches after dark, thev would borrow a melon and sit on the 
ditch bank while they ate it and told stories Sometimes the owners would 
come after them with a switch or try to scare them away. 

He loved all kinds of sports and especially baseball- He had very 
little time or chance for schooling, in those days it was not considered 

The friendship of Joseph and Brigham H Roberts, later one of the 
Seven Presidents of Seventies, continued as '.ong as life lasted He re- 
ceived the priesthood when he was i2 years old, he went ward teaching 
from that time on for the rest of his life He had his Endowments when 
he was seventeen years of age, 

Joseph and Sarah Isabel Barlow lived on the same street in Bounti- 
ful, about one mile distance during a]] of their youth. They feli in love, 
and after they were married thev lived with Aunt Kate and Uncle Lamoni 
for three months, at that Ume they moved into their own home which they 
had built themselves, They spent their first Christmas of married life 
in their own home. He gave her a pair of beautiful blue china vases for 
her Christmas gift- They are still treasured in the family as heirlooms. 

In a few months thev sold their home and filed on a quarter section 
of land on what was then known as the Sand Ridge, now KaysviUe, Utah. 
Eventually came word of good land in Southeastern Idaho. In the spring 
of 1882, Joseph and a number of his friends filed on a quarter section of 
land in Idaho near Soda Springs 

The men moved their families into shanties in Idaho while they worked 
to build larger homes in which to live while they settled the Idaho territory, 


They called their canyon home Elkhorn City. It was a four day drive from 
the Idaho home to Bountiful, Utah. 

Joseph wore a mustache most of his life. He was very handsome. 

Sarah's father died in 1883. His last words to her were, "Goodbye, 
God bless you. " 

While the men were away working in the canyon, Sarah and the other 
women stayed at home, they fed and watered the animals. Many times 
in the winter Sarah would go to the meadow to chop a hole in the ice on 
the river and lead the cows to drink. 

In winter cold winds swept the country and snow covered the roads. 
Joe had to drive his oxen over the trail every day to keep a passage way 

Joseph and Sarah's entertainment consisted mostly of visiting with 
their brothers and sisters who lived only a few miles from them. They 
would often stay together for a number of days, so they were well ac- 
quainted and the children loved each other and enjoyed being together. 
As a general rule some of the group had to sleep on the floor but that 
was part of the fun for the children. On Sunday all of the families 
attended Sunday School and all religious meetings. 

There were no telephones so it was necessary to see the relatives 
and friends at intervals. 

The temperatures were often below zero in the winter. There were 
no doctors and it was customary to have a midwife come to the home at 
the time of childbirth if possible. 

About 1885 the authorities of the church were urging the men to take 
plural wives. Joseph and Isabel decided to take their council. On 9 June, 
1886 in the Logan Temple, Joseph and Martha Ester Williams were 
married. From that time on there was no more peaceful hojne life. 
Idaho was a territory and the government officials made life very miserable 
for all polygamists. 

Joseph was taken to trial and put in jail by the territory officials 
a number of times but no one would testify against him, he was always 
freed. A U. S. Marshall, Mr. Hobson, tried to make trouble for him. 
Later on he said Joe Call was the only man he had ever been afraid of. 
He always treated him very well. 

Every six months for two years Joseph was brought to trial in Soda 
Springs. Each time he was acquitted. 

The months were long and lonely for the wives. 

Gillette (1-3) was four years old when he got a bad cut on his forehead. 
His father took him 50 miles to a doctor to get the wound sewed up. 

The doctor gave Joseph needles and thread and showed him how to 
sew the wounds in case there were other accidents. This was a good 
thing because it was only a short time until Lucy (1-2) was dragged under 
a harrow behind a team of horses, the cord in her neck was almost 
severed. Her father, Joseph, got out his needle and thread and sewed 
it up and Lucy has carried the scar ever since. He did save her life as 
she could not have lived to make the long trip to a doctor. 

Joseph decided to take his family and move to Wyoming, it was a State 
and folks could live there in peace and could live their religion as they 
wished. They packed up their belongings and had a dreadful trip over 
mud and water in cold and snow, with small children and heavy hearts. 

They took two wagons and four horses and what provisions and house- 
hold goods they could crowd into the space along with two families con- 
sisting of five small children and three parents. They traveled for three 
days, at last they came to the home of Harmon Lehmberg in Auburn, Uinta 

Co , Wyo He gave them food and shell* r Their gratuude to him has 
lasted through the y< irs 

They arr, ed at \i-on, Wyo 28 0ct ' 1888 The family of eight 
moved into one small ro bi th< r Anson had used for a 

carpenter shop They lived in this room tor the ennre winter 

During the winter, 2] I . b i889, Baby Ralph passed away after 
suffering with bronchitis tor onl) two nights and a day Sarah often said, 
"The Lord chasti whom He lo\ eth She was sure He loved her if 

that were true 

During the first winter in Wyoming there were many deaths There 
were less than fifty Umi'.'ts in \< 

Joseph spent most of the winter in the canyon getting logs to saw into 
lumber so he could build a home for his family He paid for the sawing of 
the lumber with logs. He heioed other people to build their homes and 
he received meat flour, butter and milk in exchange for his labor- 
Joseph's brother Anson \ - i was his friend and constant companion, 
They worked together and enjoyed each others company until the end of 
their days 

In the spring of 1 839 , Tos> ph b -:! f a new three rocm house the best 
and largest in the valley it had shingles on the roof and two large windows 
in each room Most of the houses were just one room built of logs and 
topped with a dir f roof, 

Sarah spen 1 ; f he summer of t 889 in Bountiful with her mother- She 
canned and dried fruits to take home with her, Joseph came for her in 
the fall, with a team and wagoi, u < ; took her home to the new house he 
had built during the summer 

Joe raised a large garden with plenty of potatoes, they had milk that 
they set in large flat pans in an outside cellar to keep cool, 

Joe learned ?o be a carpenter, I de tobogans in which he could 

travel over the deep snow with one horse to pull the sleigh. He secured 
a house for Ester m the summer before her baby, Florence passed away 
in January, 1893. Just five months la-er Sarah s baby Katie passed away 
on the 24 June. 1895, A few ye irs Later on I April i898 another of her 
babies, Elmo r a, passed away 

In 1 896 Joe acquired a new fo ir r om rwo story house for Ester just 
one block from Sarah s home and a< ross 'he strt < i 

Joseph was a Deputy Sheriff for a number oi years As a father he 
was always kind and am. •, • &u His children would meet him at the gate 
on his return home from work He always to< k time to caress them and 
was so interested in anything they w f re doing. He was a school trustee 
for many years avid he owned the village dance hal] and a Notion Store 
All of the young people in the •, alley loved him 

Joseph donated money to help build tl i Salt Lake Temple, he and his 
wife, Sarah Isabel made a trip i Sail Like to be present at the dedication 
He helped every missionary wh < < r lefl 'h< v iliey He was Uncle 'oe 
to everv ... and was loved b\ everyone who knew him He was especially 
kind to the vuing people and m .,-, wl o w< re in need ol help or advice or 
money to get a star- in life t urn ro him and no ore went away empty- 
He was of sturdy build, b ( feet ten inches tall His blue eyes 
seemed to dance with happiness whei I ooked at one He made folks 
happy and comfort ible wh. i th. , « ■ * ,>h him He was quiet and un- 
assuming, genth d« en H « could be stern if 
necessary bur never cross, he m ei ded but he invited confidence 
He took life as n « am* He trusted - God and his neighbor He taught 
his children to pray His pi . . Slmp ; t and sincer e, he seemed 


to talk with the Lord. He was not a public speaker. To know him was 
to love him. In all of his life his wife Sarah, was by his side, she helped 
him in every possible way. She was a true and kind helpmate. She never 
wasted or neglected anything. She was his rest and his inspiration. 

Sarah could be stern, but she was kind and always ready to help 
others. She was a great church worker, she always made her home a 
happy one. 

Joseph and his brother Anson Call took their families to Yellowstone 
Park one year. The trip took three weeks. It was a time they will all 

They took Sarah's mother into their home when she became ill in 
the year 1899, they cared for her until here death 4 July, 1901. 

Joseph was a good business man, he never got into debt. He owned 
a large dance hall, furniture store, notion store and carpenter shop. In 
1909 they all burned to the ground. Building insurance was not known at 
that time so it was a total loss to him. The store burned in 1909. 

Joseph was not one to be easily discouraged so before he slept that 
night he had plans made to build a larger and better building, so to the 
canyon he went to get logs. Some kind friends volunteered to help him 
for a few days and in a few months he had lumber sawed and a nice 
modern dance hall all ready for use. He was 52 years old. He was in 
business again. He was an exceptionally good manager and business 

During the passing years the children grew up and several of them 
were married and there were grandchildren. 

It was 1907 that Esters mother became seriously ill and Ester went 
to Blackfoot, Idaho to care for her. Edna and Martha remained with 
Joseph and Sarah. As the mother remained an invalid, Ester decided 
to stay with her indefinitely. She came back to Afton to sell the home 
that Father had bought for her, she took her daughters and made her 
home in Blackfoot, Idaho. 

Joseph was very unhappy about her decision but Ester had always 
been worried about living in polygamy after the Manifesto in 1890, so 
now that the girls were older and Emma was married, she felt that she 
could get along by herself. Sometime later her mother passed away. 
Ester purchased her home and lived on in Blackfoot for several years. 

As the years passed Joseph lived quietly, he raised a nice garden 
and cared for the Notion store and the dance hall until it was burned. 
This was his second burnout. Soon he rebuilt the amusement hall. Not 
long after this the home which he had purchased for Aunt Ester caught 
fire and burned to the ground. 

When automobiles came on the market Joseph was intrigued. He 
bought a new car every other year the remainder of his life. He owned 
two Reo's, two Buicks, two Oldsmobiles, two Nashes and probably others 
that I do not remember. 

He was never idle. He bought the town newspaper, "The Independent. 
His sons published the newspaper from that time on, it is still being 
published by younger members of the family. 

Joseph was progressive, he wanted the comforts of life and was 
willing to pay for them. He had the first bath room with hot and cold 
running water, he also had the first telephone and electric lights in the 

Christmas was a gala time at the old home. It had now grown to be 
a large two story house with eight large rooms and many closets. The 
home was made cheerful with lighted candles, silver tinsel, bright 

colored paper chains and strings of pop corn and wonderful food cooked 
by Sarah Isabel. Joseph was always the first one up on Christmas morn- 
ing. The families always gathered at the old home on Christmas morning, 
even after there were many grandchildren. Thanksgiving was also a 
joyous time at the old home. 

The golden wedding was the highlight of their lives. Many relatives 
and friends came to bring greetings and to partake of a full course dinner. 
After the dinner many friends came to tell of their love and respect for 
this gracious couple. 

Sarah was a zealous church worker. For twenty-two years she was 
a member of the Stake Y. L. M. I, A. Presidency. She was stake chairman 
of the Genealogy committee for many years. At all times she was a tire- 
less worker in the ward. For many years she furnished bread for the 
Sacrament in the Afton Ward every week. 

Sarah was very unassuming and reserved, serene and peaceful. She 
made people comfortable when they were with her although she talked 
but little. She was kind, conscientious and trustworthy. She was a 
wonderful manager and homemaker. She could and did forget herself in 
serving others, and no effort was too great for her to do service for 
another. She had a firm and burning testimony of the Gospel truths 
and was always faithful and dependable in doing any church requirement 
including tithing, donations or helping in any worthy cause. 

Sarah was a tireless worker during the war and Red Cross days. 
She taught her children to pray and to accept the answer the Father-in- 
Heaven gave them. She was the nurse when all of her grandchildren were 
bo rn. 

When my parents owned cars they had many trips over the country. 
They attended the Worlds Fair at San Francisco. They had good trips 
and bad roads. Sarah spent her latter years doing genealogy. She 
worked incessantly, she seemed to feel that there was never enough time 
to do all that she had to do. 

A number of years after Joseph passed away, Sarah Isabel decided 
to have a grand birthday party on her eightieth birthday. She invited 
scores of friends and relatives. Fantastic preparations were under way, 
then came word of the sudden death of her sister, Annis, at Blackfoot, 
Idaho. She was buried on Sarah's eightieth birthday. The party was 
postponed for one week. 

Three days before the party was to be held Sarah fell and broke her 
hip. She was in the hospital for one month. All of the children came to 
her bedside. 

It had been ten years since the brothers and sisters had all been 
together, the family now was scattered far and wide from Wyoming to 

A doctor specialist came to Afton from Salt Lake City to care for 
mother, he nailed the hip together but she was never able to walk again 
and she was always in pain. Her children tenderly cared for her, she 
was ever patient and uncomplaining. She spent one winter in Logan, 
Utah, at the home of her daughter Lucy and the following summer she was 
in the homes of each of her children. 

After two and a half years of suffering, she passed away at Afton, 
Wyoming, 14 Oct. , 1941, at the home of her oldest son, Gillette Joseph 
Call; She was buried 17 Oct. , 1941, in the Afton cemetery. 

Numerous friends and relatives attended the funeral and paid her 
great honor as they had done for Joseph a few years before on the 15 
January, 1935. 



By Hattie Lois Hale Everton, daughter 

Lois (1-1) married Morris (b. 19 May 1878 in Grantsville, Tooele 
Co. , Utah, son of Aeroet Lucius Hale and Charlotte Cooke, d. 16 Jan- 
uary 1943 at Afton, Lincoln Co, , Wyo. Baptized 2 Mar. 1887. Married 
9 May 1900 at Logan Temple, Logan, Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(1-1) LaMar Morris Hale b. 21 Mar 1901, Afton Uinta Co, Wyo. 

bp. 31 Mar 1909 - T22 Feb. 1923 

m. 17 July 1939, Ruth Elizabeth Mead. 

(1-2) Hattie Lois Hale b, 28 Dec. 1902 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

bp. 1 Jan, 1911, T 

m. 19 June 1929 - Marion Knowles Everton 

(1-3) Vasco Lester Hale b. 10 Feb. 1905 - Afton, Uinta Co,, Wyo. 

bp, 3 May 1913 - Afton, Uinta Co,, Wyo. 

m. 8 June 1927 - Delia Hoops (bp. 10 July, 

(1-4) Charlotte Isabel Hale b, 9 Mar. 1907 . Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

d, 4 July 1908 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 
(1-5) Clarence Hale b. 14 June 1909 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

bp, 1 Sept. 1917 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

m. 1 Aug. 1934 - Rhea Leone Davis (bp. 
4 Oct. 19 24) 

(1-6) Wilford Hale b. 31 May 1911 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo, 

bp. 2 Aug. 1919 - Afton, Uinta Co,, Wyo. 

m, 8 Feb. 1946 - Janette Woodfield 

(1-7) Hyrum Hale b. 1 June 1913 - Afton Uinta Co., Wyo. 

bp. 4 June 1921 - Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. 


(1-8) Elsa Hale b. 16 Apr, 1915 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 

bp, 16 Apr. 1923 - Afton, Lincoln Col , Wyo. 

m, 18 Sept. 1937 - Leo Conrad Vaterlaus 
(bp. 8 May, 1913) 

(1-9) Baby Hale (dau) b. 10 Apr, 1917 -Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo, 

d, 10 Apr. 1917 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 
(1- 10) John Hale b, 10 Apr, 1918 -Afton. Lincoln Co, , Wyo. 

d. 16 Apr. 1918 -Afton, Lincoln Co. . Wyo. 
(1-11) Elnora Hale b, 27 Nov. 1919 -Afton, Lincoln Co, , Wyo. 

bp. 3 Dec. 1927 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 

m. 5 Apr. 1946 - James Francis Dunlap 

(1-12) Laura Hale b, 29 Dec. 1922 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo, 

d 6 Jan, 1923 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 


By Lois H„ Everton 

My mother, Lois Call; 1. was the first child and oldest daughter of 
Joseph Holbrook Call and Sarah Isabel Barlow. She came to brighten 
their home on May 28, 1881, in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah. Joe had 
build a two-room house and Isabel, his young bride, had cut and sewed 
rag carpets to cover the floors They both worked hard to make their 
home a cheerful place for the new baby. 

Isabel and the new baby spent most of the summer with her mother, 
Lucy Heap Barlow, as Joe and his brothers were up north cutting timber 
for the railroad. Baby was given a name and blessing by her grandfather, 
Israel Barlow, 2 Sept, , 1880 in West Bountiful, Utah, She was named 
Lois, Her father, Joe, came back to Bountiful for the winter and they 
lived in the home he had built 

The following information was taken from Loiss Diary and notes: 
"Mother made a prettv little blue and white checked dress and cape for 
me which was trimmed with white embroidery I still have it and treasure 

In the spring, father mother and father's brothers and mother s 
sisters went to take up homesteads at Chesterfield, Idaho I remember 
riding on a load of lumber that was to be used to build our house. The 
houses were built of unplained lumber which stood upright and close 
together with a narrow board nailed over the joint. Strips of cloth covered 
the join and it was white washed inside. The winters were cold and our 
bedding often froze where our breath was It was necessary to stake the 
roads with willows because the drifts were so high The river often froze 
over. Father had to cut a hole in the ice to get water, and to water the 
animals. We used lots of wood. The Quaken Aspen had been cut m the 
summer and stood up in a wickiup style to dry. Father tried to make our 
home more convenient. He dug a well near the kitchen door which he 
operated with a pump 

In summertime, the Indians would come to our place for water and 
food. Mother worked the pump and I would give the Indians a drink from 
our little brass bucket {Elnora has the little brass bucket for a keep- 
sake. ) They believed it was better to feed the Indians than to fight them, 
so they were kind to them One day an Indian wanted the bucket Mother 
told him no. We had cows, horses and chickens Sometimes father and 
mother would go to Soda Springs to shop and would take butter and eggs 
to exchange for groceries and cloth. It was a real treat if they brought 
back a small sack of candy 

The first trip that Lois remembers taking back to Bountiful was 
when she was a little over 5 years old. Her mother and father rode in the 
seat of the wagon with babv Lucy between them. Grandmother Barlow 
was sitting on a chair under the wagon cover. She became very fright- 
ened because of the bad roads. She would say, "Oh Joe! Joe I we are 
going to tip over, " They never did. It took four to five days to make the 
trip from Chesterfield to Bountiful Mother remembers her grandfather. 

■8 = 

Israel Barlow, on this trip. He was an old gray-haired man, and was 
sick. She also saw the little log room where her Grandmother and 
Grandfather Barlow raised their eight children. 

Mother writes: "June 9, 1886, my father, Joseph Holbrook Call 
took a second wife. He and Martha Ester Williams were married in the 
Logan Temple by Marioner Merrill. Her folks lived at 18 mile Creek. " 

"I was baptized 15 September, 1888 by my father in the Portnuff 
River. Judson A. Tolman confirmed me September 16, 1888, at the 
church in Chesterfield. My sister Lucy and I loved to attend church. 
We wore little black hats trimmed with red ribbon bows to Sunday 
School. We enjoyed singing the church hymns and hearing Bible stories. 
My first teachers were Anson Loveland and Nathan Barlow. 

One summer, Father was quite sick. He was just getting better 
and didn't have much of an appetite. He thought he would like some 
dried meat. A band of Indians came to our settlement and Father per- 
suaded them to sell him some dried jerky and a pretty pair of beaded 
moccasins for baby Ralph. They were beaded in red, white and blue in 
a very attractive design. Mother kept them for years. 

The officers of the law were often after Father because he had two 
wives. It was necessary for him to hide and be away from home to a- 
void arrest. One day, an officer caught him and was trying to bring 
him in. They came to a river and he told Father to wade it. He said, 
"No. The only way you'll get me over that river is to carry me. " 
Hobson told him to climb on his back then. The officer carried him 
across the stream. Later father laughed and said he rode a U. S. 
Marshall. Mother's parents suffered greatly to live the law of plural 

My father's brother, Uncle Anson, had gone to Wyoming to live in 
the spring of 1887. Here a man could live in peace, unmolested by the 
law, so my parents decided to move to Star Valley. 

We left our home in Chesterfield 24 October, 1888. We put our 
belongings into two wagons and began the journey to a strange new 
country. The roads were rough and dangerous and wet with mud and 
new snow. On the second day, the traveling was hard and slow. I was 
in the seat holding year old baby Ralph and Mother was driving. Gillette 
was sitting between us. While for ding a deep narrow stream, suddenly 
the front wheels dropped into the stream bed throwing everything forward 
and Gillette was thrown out of the wagon directly in line of the wagon 
wheels. Mother stopped the team quickly, and she was grateful to find 
Gillette unharmed except for a few scratches. She was certain, Heavenly 
Father was watching over us. 

When we came to Stump Creek Canyon, the road was very steep and 
our load was heavy. We walked up the hill to make the load lighter. 
The red clay hill was vey sticky and the mud would cling to our feet un- 
till they were so heavy we could go no farther, then we would dig the mud 
off our shoes with sticks, then go on again. The larger load was left 
behind and both teams were hitched to one wagon to pull it up the hill. 

On the night of the third day, we saw a light in the distance and we 

drove toward it. It was Harmon Lumburg's home. They were kind to 
us and let us sleep on their floor. It was wonderful to get warm by their 
fire and to sleep under the shelter of a roof. Next morning they gave us 
some hot milk and it was delicious with our dry bread. 

We arrived in Afton, Wyoming, October 28, 1888. Uncle Anson let 
us move into a log room about 12 x 14 ft. It had one door and one small 
window. The roof was made of Aspen limbs and covered with straw and 
dirt. This was our home all winter. Imagine eight of us living in one 
tiny room almost 9 months. We kept the water bucket on a bench near 
the door. One day, I sent to get a drink. I was shocked to see about a 
dozen little baby mice that had fallen from the ceiling into the pail. 

In February, 1889, our baby Ralph became ill with pneumonia. We 
were romping and playing with him on the bed at night. The next morning 
we were awakened by my mother's heartbroken sobs. Uncle Anson had 
a little carpenter shop at the end of our house. He made a little coffin 
and Aunt Alice trimmed it in black calico and lined it with white bleach. 
Little white clothes were made by Mother, Aunt Alice and Kitty Dixon. 
After a short service, baby Ralph was laid to rest in the cemetery. We 
missed him greatly. 

After a long sad winter, the beauty of spring brought new hope, but 
Mother was still very sad. Father felt a change would be good for her. 
It was decided that she would take Lucy and Gillette and spend the summer 
at Bountiful, with her mother, Grandma Barlow. Father took them to 
Montpelier and they took the passenger train to Bountiful. I stayed in 
Afton with Aunt Esther and Father. 

Father worked very hard to build a nice home. During the winter, 
he had hauled logs to the Gardner Mill to be made into lumber. Now he 
made use of them and built a nice three-room home with two large 
windows in each room. He built cupboards and shelves and also a flour 
bin and sink. He tried in every way to make it as comfortable as 
possible. He rented a nice garden spot from Uncle Bowen Call for $1. 00 
and we planteda garden and raised many delicious vegetables. The peas 
and potatoes were very sweet. Motherhad been busy also. She canned 
and dried fruit while visiting with Grandmother. In August, Father took 
the team and wagon and went to Bountiful and brought mother and the 
children home. It was wonderful to have our dear mother home again. 

There was a ditch in front of our house from which we had to carry 
our water. Father put a board across the stream with a notch in the 
center, to make it easier to dip up the water. I used the little brass 
bucket to dip it up, then poured it into a larger bucket. One morning, I 
caught a nice fish in my bucket. 

I did mother's washing from the time I was 13 years old. The clothes 
had to be rubbed on the board and wrung by hand. In those days, we 
boiled everything. I spent much of my time washing, ironing and doing 
dishes and housework. My younger sister, Lucy, loved to read and sew, 
while baby sister Irene would play behind the stove. 

My first school in Star Valley was the old log church and school 


house. All activities centered here. Annie Kennington was my first 
teacher. We had the Bible and a Swenson Primer with a red cover which 
was passed from one student to another to read. I used a cracked slate 
that father had used when he went to school. My notebooks were the top 
part of Mother's letters cut off and sewed together. Ink was made from 
blueing and my pen a stick with a pen tied onto it with a thread. Morris 
Hale and his mother and brothers and sisters had moved to Star Valley 
a short time before our family. He and his sister Mamie brought a table 
from home and he built a seat with sticks for the legs. They let me 
sit with them. We became childhood sweethearts. He did the janitorial 
work and he often took food stuff to pay the ticket to entertainments. 
My next teacher was Uncle Bowen Call. 

Fast meetings were held the first Thursday in the month and I 
went with mother and father and heard them bear their testimony. I 
attended Sunday School regularly. One of my teachers was Lottie Hale. 

One summer I went to Bountiful with Uncle Anson and Aunt Alice. 
I stayed six weeks with Aunt Katie and Uncle Lamoni. Then I stayed with 
Grandma Barlow six weeks. I picked strawberries and raspberries 
and earned enough money to buy me a shalley dress with a net lace 
collar and a white leghorn hat. I also visited great-grandmother, Mary 
Call. I became acquainted with several cousins. I enjoyed Cousins 
Vern, Skyler and Addie's friendship. They raised delicious watermelons. 
They were a real treat to me. It took six days to return to Afton. I 
was very happy to be back home with the family. 

The following is written by Hattie Lois Hale Everton. 

My mother, Lois Call, and father, Morris J. Hale, were childhood 
sweethearts. They both attended the same school and church. As they 
grew older their attractions for each other grew. She taught the younger 
children in Afton after finishing her school. She saved her money and 
planned to go to college but her mother objected, and didn't want her to 
go away from home. 

Mother made her own beautiful white wedding dress. Grandmother 
accompanied them to Logan. They were married May 9, 1900 in the 
Logan Temple by Marriner W. Merrill. It took ten days to make the 
trip. When they returned to Afton they had a big wedding supper and 
wedding dance. Mother bought her a nice dresser. Some of the money 
she had earned in teaching school was used to buy seed to plant on the 
farm and a pair of gum boots for Morris. 

Their first home was a two room log cabin in the west field, below 
his brother Ben's house. Here their first child was born. Mother fixed 
the place real cute and cozy. She put bright curtains around the box for 
a wash basin, with shelves inside to put things in. She also fixed a 
nice settee. 

In December, 1902, they moved to their new home just a few days 
before I was born. This was the family home for the rest of their lives. 
They built onto it as the family grew. Grandmother Call was with 
mother and helped care for her and each baby as it arrived. Mother 


appreciated this greatly. She has tried to do the same for her children, 
when the grandchildren arrived. 

Mother was an excellent cook and a helpful companion to father. In 
spring, she helped him by driving the team to help plant crops until some 
of the boys were large enough to help. They had a busy life on the farm 
and she always had his meals ready. Father brought wild raspberry 
plants from the mountains and started their first berry patch. They were 
small, but very sweet. He loved to please mother and planted some 
beautiful flower beds for her. 

Mother was always very patient and kind. Even when she was very 
busy and had much to do, she never spoke a cross word. In the summer- 
time, she had haymen and threshers to cook for. It seemed that every 
time the threshers began work at our place they had a breakdown, and 
they were there several days. Maybe if the food hadn't been so good, 
they would have finished their work sooner. There was always lots of 
washing, ironing, cooking, and dishes to do. Mother's younger sisters 
helped her while we children were small. 

One of the first great sorrows to come to my parents was when baby 
Charlotte was drowned in the ditch in front of our house on July 4, 1908. 
She was a very beautiful child with golden curls. Whenever mother went 
to a meeting or anyplace with her, everyone wanted to take her. Mother 
sat up late the night of July 3, making a pretty lace bonnet trimmed with 
blue ribbons and fixing a pretty white dress for Charlotte for the 4th. 
She was just learning to walk and had been out of doors only once alone 
the day before the tragedy. She picked a dandelion and holding it up 
had said, "Pretty Mama. " She had been carried some distance down 
stream when Father found her lifeless body. Doctors were unable to 
revive her. Our sweet little sister was greatly missed. 

I remember helping mother churn the cream which father had 
separated. Our first churn was a round tall one that had a dasher with 
a long handle like a broom stick and worked up and down. Father always 
raised a good garden. We had plenty of currants, gooseberries and rubarb. 
Besides the things raised on the farm, Father brought home wild ducks, 
deer, and large quantities of fish. Visitors enjoyed the wonderful trout 
dinners and turkey dinners which mother prepared. No bread was like 
her homemade which was made with live yeast. She also made large 
freezers of delicious ice cream. 

Mother and father wanted their family to have advantages which 
they had never enjoyed. They made great sacrifices to send their chil- 
dren to college. They all graduated from two year normal or four years 
of college except Hyrum. 

Father was called on a mission to the Northern States about 1915-1916, 
when Elsa was the baby. It was quite an undertaking for mother to run 
the farm and take care of a family of 7 children. She had lots of faith 
and determination. She never complained even when the animals were 
sick and the weather was cold, and she had to go out and help LaMar, 
the oldest child, with the milking. She was always faithful and tried to 
encourage father and keep things running smoothly at home. Father was 
ill and was sent back to Salt Lake City where he was operated on. He 


went to Colorado to finish his mission.. She was a brave, faithful, and 
courageous woman. 

While on his mission he had a faith promoting experience which I 
wish to relate. He and his companion made plans to leave St. Paul and 
go to Chicago. They boarded a train for the depot. As they traveled 
a feeling of depression came over Morris and his companion, they decided 
to wait until morning to make the trip. When they applied for their 
ticket the following morning they learned that the train they had planned 
to travel on the night before had been wrecked and many of the people 
were killed. They felt they were saved because they had listened to the 
warning of the Father-in-Heaven. 

Hyrum caused the folks many heartaches and much worry. They 
often had to make trips on a minute's notice to get him when he ran away. 
Mother always went with father when he asked her. If she was in the 
middle of a washing and he came in and wanted her to go, she would pull 
the plug and go with him. She gave me this advice when I had been 
married a short time. "You are married to your husband and not your 
children. Go with him when he asks you. " I am sure she did this and 
they enjoyed each others companionship greatly. 

Mother and father celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by 
having all their brothers and sisters and children,that lived near, in for 
the evening. 

Mother was set apart as President of the Relief Society, November 
11, 1924, by Bishop Franklin R. Gardner. Her counselors were Mary 
A. Low and Electa Walton and Idella Hale, Secretary and Treasurer. 
Mother writes: A few days later we were initiated when a fire was in 
one of the homes. We met and made two quilts so the family could have 
bedding to sleep in that night. After that we always kept a quilt on hand 
for emergencies. At first, it was necessary to make clothing and pre- 
pare bodies for burial. Maude Burton and I often worked until 1 or 2 
a. m. in the morning finishing the clothing. Today, all this is taken care 
of at the undertakers. We always remembered the missionaries, the 
widows and the widowers with some small gift at Christmas time. We 
had a big celebration on March 17 each year and invited all the ward to 
the big dinner and program. It took us weeks to make preparation for 
it. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. 

Mother missed father greatly after his death. They had always been 
many places together. They both enjoyed coming to Logan and staying 
with me each winter for a couple of weeks and doing Temple work. They 
usually did 24-30 names each winter. Our children loved their grand- 

Mother worked as Relief Society President for over 15 years. She 
said, "I never could have accomplished so much without the help of my 
wonderful counselors and other officers. " After mother died, the North 
Ward Relief Society purchased a beautiful table for their Relief Society 
Room in memory of mother. In one of her reports, mother ended by 
saying: I have had much joy and satisfaction in working with all the 
Relief Society Members. " There is a destiny that makes us brothers. 


None goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes 
back into our own. " 

One April, mother and I went to Salt Lake to April conference and 
we also attended Daughter of Utah Pioneer Conventions. We enjoyed 
these days together. She was active in her pioneer camp and encouraged 
the women to write their histories. She was also a member of the Home 
Economics Club. She loved to take part and also take her turn in having 
them in her home. 

Mother fell and broke her hip on January 9, 1953. She was taken to 
Salt Lake City and operated on. After the pin was put in and she was 
feeling better she went to Elsa's home where she was given the best of 
care. She got over it and walked again, but it always hurt her. 

My parents were both very active in the church. They taught their 
children the principles of the gospel. She was always cheerful and very 
helpful and thoughtful of others. She had 19 grandchildren and 8 great 
grandchildren when she passed away. Mother joined her dead companion 
on April 8, 1954, after a short illness. A beautiful funeral service was 
held in the Afton North Ward, April 12, 1954. The Canto Chorus furnished 
the music. Many fine tributes were paid to her by the Relief Society, 
The Afton Home Economics Club and Camp Afton D. U. P. organization. 
All of the family except Hyrum were home for the services. She was 
laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the Afton cemetery. 



After a brief illness of about two weeks death came to Morris J. Hale, 
January 16, at 6:15 p. m. , 1943. 

He had been ill with the flu and it developed into spinal mengitis. 

He was an active church worker. He always assited the sick and 
unfortunate when his help was needed. He never turned away anyone in 
need. He was on the Stake Sunday School Board 1901-02. He was 
president of Afton Ward Y. M. M. I. A. 1909. On May 22, 1915, he accepted 
a call to the Northern States Mission. He was Senior President of 103 
Quorum of Seventies. He was called to be President of the Star Valley 
Stake Mission in 1927. After he was released from this office he became 
group leader of the High Priests in Afton North Ward. He was genealogical 
Ward Superintendent. He and his good wife attended many sessions 
at the temple, doing at least 25 names yearly. He served the town of 
Afton, a total of 15 years, acting as Mayor, Marshall, and City Council- 
man. He was also director of Star Valley Creamery for 11 years. 

He operated the Afton Harness and Shoe Repair shop over 20 years. 
He also enjoyed farming, and lived on the farm all his life. 

The funeral was held in Afton North Ward with Bishop Franklin R. 
Gardner conducting. Speakers were President Clarence Gardner, Presi- 
dent Royal S. Papworth, and Bishop Franklin R. Gardner. Ivan Gardner 
sang a solo, "Face to Face. " The male quartet sang "Resting Now From 
Care and Sorrow. " The ladies chorus sang, "In the Garden. " Paul 
bearers were members of the High Priest Quorum. The grave was dedi- 
cated by Bishop Osborn Low. This information was in the Star Valley 
Independent at the time of his death. 

All his family were at home for his funeral. Many relatives from 
out of the valley came in spite of a terrible blizzard. The church was 
filled with friends and acquaintances to pay their last respects to their 
dear friend Morris. 


By Lois Hale Everton 

LaMar (1-1) married Ruth (b. 27 June 1914 in Coldwater, Kansas, 
daughter of George Milton Mead and Julia Elizabeth Johnson) 17 July, 
1939, in Jackson, Teton Co. , Wyo. 

LaMar was welcomed by his loving parents into a two room log 
cabin in the west fields of Afton, Wyoming. 

He was a fat, round faced, good natured baby. He was the only 
grandchild that ever had the privilege of seeing his great grandmother, 
Lucy Heap Barlow. She came to see him when he was two weeks old. 
She died a few months later. 

He was given his name and a blessing by Stake President George 
Osmond in the Afton ward 5 May, 1901. He had no hair but he did have 
a sweet smile and a happy disposition. 

His baptism took place on the 21 March 1909, on his eighth birthday 
anniversary, it was performed by Johnathan Harriman Hale who also 
confirmed him 4 April, 1909. He attended church regularly with his 
parents and his brothers and sisters. He was ordained a Deacon on 24 
Nov. , 1913 by Thomas J. Call. Soon he was made president of the 
Second Quorum of Deacons. As he grew in stature and wisdom he was 
advanced in the Priesthood. He was ordained a Teacher 19 May, 1917 
by Osborn Low. 

LaMar took part in the school activities, he loved to sing. He 
graduated from the Star Valley High School. He was ordained a Priest 
by Cyril A. Call, 26 Oct. , 1919. 

School teaching is the profession LaMar trained for. He taught in 
Osmond, Grover and Etna, Wyo. He saved his money so he could go to 
the University of Utah from which he graduated. 

LaMar received his endowments in the Salt Lake Temple 22 Feb. , 
1923. He continued to teach school in Star Valley until he received his 
call to go on a mission to Germany. 

He was ordained a Seventy by B. H. Roberts, 26 Oct. , 1927 at Salt 
Lake City, Utah. He left for his field of labor a few days after his 
ordination, he was gone for three years. I received an interesting letter 
from him while he was in Germany telling of his work among the poor 
saints. He had a strong testimony and enjoyed his work. He visited many 
places of interest in Europe, he also visited the brother of his great 
grandmother, Lucy Heap Barlow before returning to the United States. 
He gave a very interesting report of his mission on his return home. 

He had a nice voice and sang many solos in church. I accompanied 
him when he sang "My Task, " that was one of his favorite songs. After 
he came home he went to teaching school again. 


LaMar and Ruth Mead slipped away in his car one day, they went to 
Jackson, Wyo. , where they were quietly married by Wilforn Nielson, 
the Justice of the Peace. 

Ruth and her brother had a bakery in Afton. Ruth decorated all of 
the cakes and did the fancy cooking. Later she sold her interest in the 
bakery to her brother. 

After a short honeymoon the newly weds returned to Afton and lived 
in the upstairs rooms of the Hale family home while they made plans to 
build a home for themselves. They decided to build their dream home 
north of the Hale family home. They dug the basement and moved into 
a tent nearby so they could be close to their work. 

They both worked hard to build a home that they would be proud of. 
Today they have a nice five room home with a basement. They did most 
of the work themselves. 

Ruth is a very talented cake decorator. She made and decorated 
most of the wedding cakes in Star Valley and some have traveled out 
as far as California. She made Aunt Lucy's 50th Wedding Anniversary 

LaMar and Ruth both love hunting and fishing. They spend many 
happy hours in the mountains. Very often when they go hunting in the 
fall, Ruth gets her deer before LaMar gets one. 

They have no children of their own, but they have been very good to 
their neices and nephews, they have given them many lessons in fishing. 

Another hobby of Ruths is fly tying, it is quite an art and takes a 
lot of patience. She ties her own flies when she goes fishing. 

LaMar and Ruth were the dance directors for the M. I. A. They 
both like Square Dancing. LaMar often calls for the dances. They 
have worked on the Old Folks Committee and Ruth often attends the 
Relief Society. She has been chairman of several Red Cross and Cancer 
drives and other projects. She is a member of the Home Economics 
Club and often entertains them. 

After his father died, LaMar took over the harness and shoe shop 
at Afton. He rebuilt it and made it into a nice store. Ruth helps him 
in all of his undertakings. 

This couple is always ready and anxious to help his brothers and 
sisters. They were especially thoughtful to his mother Lois during her 
illness after she fell and broke her hip. 

Ruth finished high school and graduated after she was married. 
She also graduated from the Dale Carnegie College. She has been a 
congenial and helpful companion and friend. They have both done much 
to make the community a better place for people to live. 



Hattie Lois (1 -2) married Marion(b. 6 Oct. 1902 at Logan, Cache, Co. 
Utah, son of Walter Marion Everton and Laura Pearl Knowles. d. 25 
Mar. 1950 at Salt Lake City. Buried 29 Mar. 1950 at Logan, Cache Co. , 
Utah) 19 June 1929 at the Temple in Logan, Cache Co. , Utah 

They had the following children: 

(1-2-1) Lois Pearl Everton b. 14 Apr. 1930 -Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 16 Apr. 1938 

m. 21 July 1948 - Guy Odell Biddle T. 
(1-2-2) Walter Morris Everton b. 8 Nov. 1934- Logan, Cache, Co., 

bp. 14 Nov. 1942 - Logan Cache Co. , 

m. 6 June 1955 - Jane Marie Mathews T. 
(1-2-3) Thomas Everton b. 21 Jan. 1937 - Logan, Cache, Co., 

bp. 21 Jan. 1945 - Logan, Cache, Co. , 

(1-2-4) Merle Everton b. 17 May 1941 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

d. 17 May 1941 - Logan, Cache Co. , 


By Lois Hale Everton 

My kind and loving parents moved to their new home just a few days 
before I was born. I was their first daughter, and was welcomed by a 
brother Lamar. Grandma Call cared for my mother and me. There 
were no hospitals or regular nurses. I was christened by Bishop Osborne 
Low, 1st Feb. , 1903. My father was a farmer. Star Valley springs 
are beautiful but so busy for the farmers. Spring comes late and there 
is a rush to get the crops in. As a very small child I remember sitting 
beside my mother while she drove the team ever so slowly while father 
sat in the back with a large tub of grain which he was broadcasting to 
right and left with both hands -- how much faster the drills are today. 

Great was my joy to find the early spring flowers. I would run away 
to the fields and pastures to gather buttercups and sweet williams and to 
chase the butterflies. It was interesting to watch for the first bluebirds 
and robins and watch them build their nests. Spring and summer were 
so short in Star Valley. When I was a very young child I wanted to help 
mother fill the bed tick. The mattress was a bed tick and we would fill 
it with fresh straw after the threshing was over. The fat newly filled 
bed was such fun to sleep on or sometimes we would roll off onto the 
floor. I loved the croaking of the frogs and the chirping of the crickets. 


As I grew older I loved to walk the fence and climb into the hayloft 
in the barn and peep into the bird nests. I had no fear of high places. 

Wintertime brought lots of snow. The large black stove gave us 
comfort and warmth while the winds howled outside. We loved to hear 
mother play, "Home Sweet Home" on the organ while we would sing. 
The popcorn danced as we popped it on the kitchen range, and mother 
would tell us Bible stories while we munched the buttered popcorn. I 
loved for mother to help me with my prayers and tuck me into bed. Then 
she carried away the kerosene lamp and it was dark, but we were not 
afraid because mother told us that God loved and protected children 
through the dark night. 

The jingle of the sleigh-bells and the winter sleigh rides over the 
frozen snow was a part of the joys of winter. Often the snow crusted 
and we could walk over the snow and right over the fences. As I grew 
older I enjoyed coasting down "Temple Bench" and over on the west hills. 

I shall never forget my first car ride. Father told us to be in front 
of the house at three o'clock and we could go for a ride without horses. 
The driver would pick up a load of children, drive around the block and 
take another group. It was fun but so short a ride. My Grandfather Call 
owned one of the first automobiles in the town, also he always had 
pepperminds in his pockets which he gave us children. Sometimes he 
would give us a ride in the car. 

I loved my first school teacher, Mrs. Barstow, also I idolized my 
teacher Beatrice Gardner. She taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. 

I was 8 years 28 Dec. and on Jan. 1st, father took me in the sleigh 
to Gardner's mill. The water was icy cold but the stream was open 
where the water ran through the mill race. Father baptized me. Mother 
had a warm quilt ready to wrap me in and that same day I was confirmed 
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

The rivers would freeze over and the ice would be so thick. Father 
would cut large blocks of it and pack it in sawdust to keep for summer 
use. Often we would make ice cream. We didn't mind turning the 
freezer if we could lick the dasher. 

My aunts and cousin Lenna had great fun sleeping on Grandma Call's 
upstairs porch on special occasions like the 4th of July. Early in the 
morning the roar of the cannon would awaken us. There was usually a 
parade and program and races for the children. We all had to wear our 
white dresses and white long stockings. With of course some red or blue 
ribbons . 

On the farm there was always lots of work to do. It of course increased 
as the family grew larger. In the summertime there was always berries 
to pick, vegetables to prepare and meals to get. 

Our home was a very busy place during the summer. We raised 
berries and a large garden and did a lot of canning. We made ice cream 


and ate it. We had hired men and threshers to cook for and wash dishes 
for and the Fourth of July to celebrate. I always had a new dress for the 
Fourth of July and a new one for Chris.tmas. 

My baby sister was drowned on the Fourth of July, 1908. 

During my early teens I belonged to the 4-H Club. I won a free trip 
to Laramie, Wyoming for doing the most canning of fruits, meats and 
vegetables. This was my first trip away from home alone. I did enjoy 

I took music lessons and was able to take part in the music department 
when I entered the high school at Afton, Wyoming. I was a sophomore 
in 1920. I had my first drama experience when our school presented 
"Cherry Blossom. " At the graduation exercises in 1923 I played "Nut 
Cracker Suite" with a piano quartet. 

I started to teach school at Grover, Wyoming in 1924. The building 
was old and cold and uncomfortable. The next year, 1925, I went to 
Logan, Utah to attend college at the Utah State. I met a fine young man, 
Enoch Hansen from Shelley, Idaho. We planned to be married. 

Shortly before our wedding was to take place, Enoch got measles 
and passed away. His family was very good and kind to me. 

In 192 7 my brother LaMar (1-1) went on a mission for the L, D. S. 
Church. Our family finances were low. I wanted to go to college so I 
decided to work for my room and board. For awhile I helped my Aunt 
Lucy Osmond (2) later I helped another family. 

1927 was the eventful year that I met Marion Everton. He had just 
returned from a mission to New Zealand. He was an excellent student at 
college and we became very good friends. When I went home to Afton 
for the summer vacation he came to see me so he could get acquainted 
with my family. 

Marion was a splendid man, I decided he would make an ideal hus- 
band for me. We were married in the Logan Temple by President 
Joseph R. Shepherd. He was baptized 11 Oct. 1910 and endowed in the 
Logan Temple 7 May, 1924. 

My health was very poor during my early married life, it became 
worse after my fourth baby came and passed away the same day. I was 
ill for many weeks. We never did have any more children. 

We were very sad when my father passed away in 1943. All of my 
brothers and sisters came for the funeral. That was the first time we 
had all been together for many years. 

Marion and I lived most of our married life in the Eleventh Ward 
in Logan, Cache, Co. , Utah. We were always active in the church. I 
taught the young children. I enjoyed being with them. 

Marion was active in everything pertaining to the church. He was 


Stake Mission President in Logan and Cache Stakes. He was counselor 
in the Bishopric, and often worked when he was very ill. 

For many years we both worked at Everton Hardware store in Logan, 
Cache Co. , Utah. Tom (1-2-3) our youngest son worked with us. He 
learned to do many small jobs. 

Marion loved older people, family reunions and Maori folks and 
good health. He lost his health in 1949. He was in the hospital in Salt 
Lake for a number of months where he suffered severely. 

I divided my time between Marion in Salt Lake and my family at home 
in Logan until he passed away in March, 1950. It was a great shock to 
me when he passed away although I had been given no hope of his recovery. 
I was broken hearted and ill for a number of weeks following this trial. 
Our friends and neighbors were kind and good to us. 

My mother Lois (1) had fallen and broken her hip during the winter 
of 1950. She came to my home to be cared for. After a few months, 
mother went to Afton and I went to Idaho to teach school. In April I re- 
ceived word that she had passed away. 

All of my brothers and sisters came together again for her funeral. 

In 1950, shortly after mother passed away, I decided to go to Cali- 
fornia to get work. My children Pearl (1-2-1) and Walter (1-2-2) were 
both married and had families. My son Tom (1-2-3) went with me. We 
lived with my mother's sister, Leone and her husband Wayne Henrie in 
Ventura for a number of months. 

My health was very poor although I worked most of the time. In 
1956 I went to work at the State Hospital in Camarillo, California. I 
worked as a nurse with the patients for many months. Now I have charge 
of the Medical Library. I enjoy the work very much. 

During my vacations I have visited and done endowments in a number 
of the temples. Each year I visit with my loved ones in Utah. 

I did graduate from college after Marion passed away, that took much 
work and courage but I am happy that I put forth the effort to do it. I 
have conquered many challenges since that time. 

Marion was born in Logan, Cache Co. , Utah, 6 Oct.. 1902 . He was 
the son of a popular and much respected family who were sincere in the 
Latter-day Saint Church. In his father's journal, 20 Oct. 1921 is the 
following: Marion Knowles Everton, 19 years old - Senior in High School, 
Editor of the school paper, likes music, member of the school band, 
school orchestra, gives dramatic readings, has a baritone voice. He 
attended the Utah State Agriculture College, 1923-24. Received a call 
to the New Zealand Mission in 1924, he was set apart for his mission by 
Apostle George Albert Smith, 28 May, 1924. He taught English in the 
Maori College in New Zealand. He learned the Maori language and could 
speak it fluently. He enjoyed working with these native people and was sad 


to leave them after working and living with them for three years. He 
translated many of the Church hymns and translated a portion of the Book 
of Mormon into Maori. Returning home from his mission he again 
returned to college. He was keenly interested in dramatics and took 
leading parts in several of the school plays produced there in the college. 
His name still shines as one of the most outstanding Shakespearian actors 
on the hill. It seems almost paradoxical that a person so sober, so 
reserved a demeanor as Marion should continuously bring down the house 
in his characterizations of such comic Shakespearian roles as the grave- 
digger in Hamlet. He was also very active in the ward and stake plays 
and Cantatas. 

Marion started work in the Everton and Sons Store and had charge 
of the furniture department. The store did advertizing in a little paper 
called "Brass Tacks" which his father had started. Marion took it over. 
They always included a column of sharp points and jokes. They were 
mixed with the advertizing subjects. People liked it and many would 
come into the store and ask for it. He enjoyed visiting the old pioneers 
and writing their histories. A series of articles were published in the 
Herald Journal each week telling of the building of the Logan Temple. 
He would go to the homes and interview these old pioneers and then write 
the story of their part in helping with the work on the Temple. Marion 
wrote a storv of "William Knowles, his ancestors and descendants. " He 
also wrote a story, My memories of Grandmother Elizabeth Pitcher 
Everton. They are both in the book "Everton Knowles" which his father 
Walter Everton had mimeographed in 1942. 



Lois Pearl (1-2-1) married Guy (b. 14 Dec. 1923 in Hyde Park, 
Cache Co. , Utah, son of Clarence Reginal Biddle and Melva Isabel 
Hancey) 21 July 1948, at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah, Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(1-2-1-1) Laura Ellen Biddle b. 1 June, 1949 - Tremonton, Box 

Elder, Utah. 

bp. 1 June 1957, Conf. 2 June, 
1957 by father, Guy Biddle. 


(1-2-1-2) Paul Guy Biddle b. 23 June 1950 - Tremonton, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah. 

bp. 5 July 1958, Conf. 6 July, 1958, 
by Guy Biddle , 


(1-2-1-3) Marion Everton Biddle b. 4 Apr. 1953 -Ogden, Weber Co. , Utah. 

bp. 6 May, 1961, Conf. 7 May, 1961 
by Guy Biddle. 


(1-2-1-4) Ann Biddle b. 13 Oct. 1954 - Ogden, Weber Co. , Utah. 

bp. 3 Nov. 1962. 


(1-2-1-5) Lyle Ned Biddle b. 7 June 1956 - Ogden, Weber Co. , Utah. 

bp. 5 July 1964. 


(1-2-1-6) Sherman Everton Biddle b. 18 Dec. 1957 - Ogden, Weber Co. 


bp. 5 Feb, 1966, 


(1-2-1-7) James Everton Biddle b. 20 Feb. 1960 - Ogden Weber Co. , Utah. 




I arrived in the spring when the lilacs were in bloom. I was much 
wanted and loved. I was blessed by my father, Marion Everton, 5 May, 
1930 in Logan Eleventh ward, Cache Co. , Utah, I was named after my 
two grandmothers. 

We had many relatives, my father and mother had numerous brothers 
and sisters and I loved them all. I loved my baby brothers when they 
arrived in later years. I had a happy childhood. 

June 14, 1937, my parents bought a home at 123 E. 3rd So. , Logan, 
I lived in this home until I was married. 


I had happy times at church and at school. I had many fnendso I 
was baptized in the Logan temple by James W. Seamons Jr. and confirmed 
the same day by J. Wm. Hyde. During the next two years I was baptized 
for mere than two hundred people who had passed away. 

I met President George Albert Smith in 1946. I was thrilled to 
shake hands with a Prophet of God. 

I loved art work and was very thrilled and excited when I won the 
Christmas Art Contest in 1946. I met Guy Biddle that same year, we 
became engaged 31 Dec. 1946. 

I received my Patriarchial blessing 8 Feb. , 1948. 

Our family had many happy times together. We went to family ar.d 
missionary reunions and on camping and hiking trips. We went to the 
reunions of the South Sea Islanders. My father had been on a mission to 
New Zealand. He loved the Island people. 

I graduated from high school May, 1948, 

I went with my father and mother to the Logan Temple and had my 
Endowments 14 July, 1948. I married Guy Biddle in the Temple, 

Guy had been in the service before our marriage, he had to finish 
his service time after we were married and while we were getting the 
first part of our family. This made life very hard for us. 

Wf moved to Tremonton, Utah, where we both became busy in the 
church organizations. We have lived in a number of towns since that 

Guy was ordained a deacon 2 April, 1939 by Joseph A. Erickson. a 
Priest 25 June, 1924 by George E. Johnson, and Elder 3 November 1946 
by B. F. Johnson. Son, Paul Guy ordained a deacon 1 July, 1962 by his 

We have made many friends in the church, the community and in the 
service which we have kept and enjoyed over the years. 

We are raising our children to love the church and the gospel. We 
have had hard times but they have been good times and we have been 
happy. Guy and I were sealed in the Logan Temple 21 July, 1948. Wf 
thank the Father-in -Heaven for our family. 



Walter Morris (1-2-2) married Jane (b. 12 Mar. 1936 in Millville, 
Cache Co. , Utah, daughter of Oscar Randolph Mathews and Evva Leone 
Parkinson) 6 June 1955 at Logan Temple, Cache, Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(1-2-2-1) Linda Jane Everton b. 5 Mar. 1956 - Preston, Franklin Co. , 


bp. 9 Apr. 1964, Con. 12 Apr. 1964 



(1-2-2-2) Ruth Ann Everton b. 26 Oct. 1957 - Ogden, Weber Co. , 

Utah. , 

b 2 Dec. 1965, con. 5 Dec. 19&5 

(1-2-2-3) Richard Everton b. 30 Aug. I960 - Ogden, Weber, Co., 

bpj> Oct. 1968, Con. 6 Oct. 1968, Orem, Utah 


Walter Morris was blessed by his father, Marion K. Everton at 
Logan 9th Ward, 2 Dec. , 1934. He was a delicate baby but soon outgrew 
that period. He grew up fast and before his family realized, he was a 
small boy riding his tricycle. Sometimes he would ride for long distances 
and his folks would have to hunt for him. 

He had all of his schooling in Logan, Utah, he also helped his father 
in the Everton Hardware store. 

Morris wanted to earn money so when he was very young he took a 
paper route for the Herald Journal in Logan. He later delivered papers 
for the Deseret News. He was ambitious, honest and trustworthy. 

He lost interest in school after his fathers death. He wanted a car 
very much. When he was 17 years old he got a job with a construction co. , 
and started to do a man's work, he drove large trucks and used heavy 

Morris went into the service and joined the Airbourne 6 Feb. , 1953. 
He was in Fort Douglas, Utah, Fort Ord, California, Fort Campbell, 
Kentucky, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he was in Georgia for a short 

After Morris and Jane were married she went with him to the service, 
they were active in the church organizations wherever they went. 

Morris had his Patriarchial blessing 1 Feb. , 1953 by Jos. H. Watkins. 
Baptized 14 Nov. , 1942 by Samuel D. Moore Jr. Logan Temple 
Confirmed 14 Nov. , 1942 by Otto Lunberg at Logan Temple 


Deacon by Marion K. Everton, 24 Nov. , 1946, Logan 11th ward. 
Teacher 13 Nov., 1949 by Marion K. Everton, Logan 11th ward. 
Priest 18 Nov. , 1951, O. LaVar Earl, Logan 1 lth ward. 
Elder, 23 May, 1955, Elbert A. Ayrock, Goldbrough, No. Carolina. 
Endowment, 6 June 1955, Logan, Logan, Temple. 

Jane was blessed 3 May, 1936 by Timothy Henry Parkinson. Bap- 
tized 3 June, 1944 at Onida, Utah Stake house by Calvin Cole, confirmed 
4 June by Joseph Oborn. Patriarchial blessing, 28 July, 1950 by George 
E. Burg. When she was 2 years old she sang over KVNU, Logan broad- 
casting station. She attended all of her schools in Preston, Idaho. She 
has taught church classes in different organizations. She has a musical 
education and has used it to serve in the wards. They are raising a 
nice family. They are honest and always ready to serve the Father-in 

Children continued: 

( 1-2-2-U) Michael ^awrencw Everton b. 12 Feb. 19&5 - Ogden, Weber Co., Ut. 



(1-2-2-5) Tamra Jean Eoerton b. 12 Jan. 19&7 - Ogden, Weber Co., Utah 




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Thomas (1-2-3) married Susan Patricia (b 14 Aug 1941, Muskagee, 
Oklahoma, daughter of Wilson Heywood Henderson and Frances Alberta 
Haley) 3 June, 1963, Temple. Susan bp. and Confirmed 1 Sept, 1961. 
Partriarchial Blessing 8 Mar. 1962. 

Children: b. 


My recollections of my childhood are very few. Before I was old 
enough to go to school I prided myself on being "Mother's little helper. " 
I would cut the cookie dough and help eat the warm cookies. 

I recall the morning the Second World War began. I was in the 
kitchen eating corn flakes. I heard my mother say there was a war started. 
I asked "What's a war? " 

For seventeen years I lived at 123 East 3rd South, Logan, Utah. 
My best pals lived next door to me on the east and on the west. 

I enjoyed my mother's home-made grape juice. My friend, Gary 
Atkinson and I would take a bottle of the grape juice and a loaf of bread 
and go to the hills and the canyons, this would be our lunch. 

I had good friends and a happy childhood. Before I was old enough 
to go to school I started to help my father and mother at the Everton 
Hardware Store in Logan. I learned to do small jobs around the store. 
My father paid me a penny for each dead mouse I could produce. He 
taught me some lessons in honesty too, one time I saw a penny in the 
air vent. I worked hard to recover it. When I finally got it and took it 
to father, he took it and put it in the cash register. I was disappointed 
because I thought he would give it to me. He explained that it did not 
belong to us. 

My father taught me to love the out-of-doors. He took me on my 
first hike when I was five years old. We went to the top of Mt. Logan. 
We made many mountain trips after that, sometimes we made a camp 
and stayed a few nights. 

At the age of eight I was baptized and confirmed a member of the 
Latter-day Saint Church in the Logan Temple. 

After my father's death, I went to work mowing lawns and delivering 
newspapers. I did this work for a number of years. 

When I became twelve years old I joined a Scout Troop, I enjoyed this 
very much. I held most of the positions of leadership offered in the 
organization for two years then I looked for other interests. I did go 
with the Scout troop to summer camp for two years. Here I learned a 
lot about cooking. 


My mother and I went to live in California. I attended high school 
at Santa Paula, California - 1954-55. I was awarded a Watson-Nicholson 
Student Aid Fund of $200. 00 because of my academic achievements. I 
worked for the Telephone Co. for about two years and saved all the 
money I could. I planned to go to college. While I was attending Ventura 
Jr. College, I was asked to go on a mission for the church. I was 
thrilled to go to the Central States for two years. I gained a testimony 
of the Gospel by hard work and study. Shortly after I returned home I 
went into the service of our country. That was rough. I came home and 
went to college again. I was awarded a scholarship from Kiwanis Club. 
I attended service camp in the summer and went to Brigham Young 
University in the winter. This is where I am at the present time - 1962. 
I enjoy college very much. I was baptized 27 Jan. , 1945, Endowed in 
Los Angeles Temple, 13 Feb., 1957. 

They had the fol loving children: 

(1-2-3-1) Ted Marion Everton b. 25 May 19^5 - iJugway, Tooele Co., Utah 


( 1-2-3-2) Any Everton b. 21 Nov. 1967 - Murry, S.L. Co., Utah 




Lester ( 1 - 3)married Delia (b. 17 Nov. 1906, Fairview, Lincoln Co. , 
Wyoming, daughter of Francis Murron Hoops and Johannah Christina 
Peterson) 8 June, 1927 in Salt Lake City Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(1-3-1) Delia Arleen Hale b. 24 Apr. 1928 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 26 July 1936 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

m. 23 Dec. 1948 - Don Marlin Sharp T. 
(1-3-2) Margene Hale b. 6 Sept. 1929 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 27 Feb. , 1937 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

m. 6 Sept. 1946 - Austin Warren T. 
(1-3-3) Charlotte Hale b. 6 Oct. 1931 -Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 7 Oct. 1939 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

m. 20 Mar. 1952 - Victor Wallace 

Elliott T. 
(1-3-4) Nedra Hale b. 20 Oct. 1934 -Afton, Lincoln Co., 

bp. 12 Dec. 1942 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

m. 1 July 1957 - Douglas G. Allemen T. 
(1-3-5) Lester Darrel Hale b. 24 Aug. 1936 -Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 24 Sept. 1944 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

m. 1 Sept. 1961 - Paula Jean Jones T. 
(1-3-6) Francis Duane Hale b. 12 Feb. 1940 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 24 Mar. 1948 - Afton Lincoln Co. , 

(1-3-7) James Allen Hale b. 24 July 1942 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 30 Aug. 1950 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

m. 27 Sept. 1961 - Sharon Lee York T. 


Lester was welcomed by an older bother LaMar (1-1) and a sister 
Hattie Lois, (1-Z). He was christened by his great Uncle Anson Vasco 
Call on 5 Mar. 1905 in Afton, Star Valley, Wyoming. He was a happy 
child and he loved to roam in the fields with his sister and gather wild 
flowers. He helped to care for the animals on the farm when he was 
quite young. He would take the cows to the pasture in the summer. He 
learned to milk the cows when he was a small boy and as time went on 
his father taught hin to be a very good farmer. 

He began his education in A f ton in 1911. 

Lester was confirmed a member of the L. D. S. Church 4 May, 1913, 
by Bishop Osborn Low. 

He was very much interested in radio and had one of the first sets 
to come into Afton. He was a thrifty lad and always had money in his 
pocket. He learned to play the trumpet in high school and later learned 
to play the saxophone. 

He met and fell in love with Delia Hoops in 1925 while he was in 
high school, he graduated from high school in 1925. 

Lester had a bad attack of appendicitis, he had to be operated on. 
There was no hospital in Afton so we scrubbed the front room and the 
doctor operated on him there. He got along fine. 

He and his brother LaMar (1-1) attended the University of Utah 
during the years of 1925-26. They lived in a basement apartment and 
did their own cooking. He played in the school band. 

Lester and Delia decided about this time to get married. After they 
were married they went to Afton and made their home in an up- stairs 
room in the Hale Family home for a few months. 

In a short time Lester got a farm close by Swift Creek on the north 
side of Afton. They built a small home there and later built a large 
comfortable home. 

Delia was christened in January 1907 and baptized 10 July, 1915. 
She was endowed in the Temple, 8 June, 1927. She is very thrifty and 
often helped Lester with his work in the fields. 

They have been active in the church. He was a resident missionary 
for a number of years. 

As a child Delia was prayerful and trusting. She loved the Primary 
and Sunday School atmosphere. 

Delia lived in Fairview, Wyoming during her growing up years. 
She testifies of the Lord's care for her. At one time when she was with 
her sister they were driving in a one-horse buggy on the road to Afton, 
a distance of about 5 miles. On the return home the horse ran away 
with the buggy. She was thrown to the ground and was injured seriously. 
She was administered to by Ben Hale and Herman Hyde and Brother 


Walton. Because of the prayers that were offered up for her, she 
survived and the world is better for her having lived. 

Delia is the mother of seven children, four girls and three boys. 
She has been a wonderful wife and mother. All of the children are good 
financiers and they have all learned how to work. She has been a Relief 
Society block teacher for thirty years, a teacher in Sunday School and 
Primary, a secretary in Genealogy, and she and Lester go often to the 

Delia has had many faith promoting experiences, she feels that she 
has been carried to safety through her faith and prayers. 

She has had numerous operations but she has been blessed through 
her faith and has been restored to her normal health. 

In 1962 she broke her ankle, she does appreciate the goodness and 
throughfulness of her family and neighbors. 

Delia has always been a willing worker, she has always done more 
than her share of work both in her home and on the farm. They have 
had a good life, they have been happy and raised a good family. 



Delia Arlene (1-3-1) married Don (b. 27 July 1938, at Believedre, 
Nebraska, son of George M. Sharp and Clair Ewing) 23 Dec. 1948 at 
Kennewick, Washington Co. , Washington. 

They had the following children: 

(1-3-1-1) Don Marlin Sharp b. 2 Aug. 1950 -Pendleton Co., 

bp. 3 Oct. 1958 
(1-3-1-2) Loren Kay Sharp b. 24 Sept. 1951-Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 19 Dec. 1959 
(1-3-1-3) Sharon Lee Sharp b. 2 June 1954 - Kennewick Behtch Co. , 

bp. 3 Aug. , 1962 
(1-3-1-4) Rodger Jay Sharp b. 24 Dec. 1955 - Kennewick Behtch Co. , 

(1-3-1-5) Cynthia Ann Sharp b. 16 Oct. 1957 - Kennewick Behtch Co. , 


b P- 3 Aug. 1966 


(1-3-1-6) Mark Allen Sharp b. 4 Feb. 1959 - Kennewick Behtch Co. , 


b P~ J Feb. 1967 


As a child Arlene roamed the farm lands and nearby hills. She was 
happy with her girlhood friends. She attended the church organizations and 
was dependable in any and all callings. 

She completed grade school with honors and had three and one half 
years of college. She studied piano, music, and was an outstanding 
student in Seminary. While she was at college she joined a church sorority. 
She is a regular Relief Society block teacher. 

When her husband Don was in the service, she with her two children 
made the trip to Germany by themselves to be with him. They lived in 
Germany for three years. Her husband is now in the Real Estate business. 
They work together to raise a well managed family of six children. They 
are very well disciplined. They are a pleasant and attractive family. 




(2-3-2-1) Delia Jean married Larry 5 June 196b' at Idaho Falls Temple, 
Idaho Falls, Idaho. 

They had the following cnildren: 

(1-3-2-1-1) stephane Marie Stewart ' 24 May 1370 - "-iu^rton, m/yo. 


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( 1-3-2-2 ) Helen married Davia (b. 1 flay 19^8, bp. 6 i'iay 195&, 
endowed 18 Auy . 19&7. Son of R.V. Robertson and Gwendoline 
Stevens) U June 1970, Idaho Falls Temple. 

They had the /o I lowing children: 



Margene (1-3-2) married Austin (b. 15 Nov. 1920 at Freedom, 
Lincoln Co. , Wyoming, son of Ivan Walter Warren and Annie Stumpp) 
6 Sept., 1946 at Idaho Falls Temple, Idaho Falls. 

They had the following children: 

(1-3-2-1) Delia Jean Warren b. 1 1 Sept. 1947 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 11 Sept. 1955 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 

m.5 June 19o8 - Larry Stewart 
(1-3-2-2-) Helen Warren b. 12 Apr. 1950 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 30 Apr. 1958 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

m. :, ia*^. i c i7c ■ ^^^^ S. [Sc^^t^u^ 
(1-3-2-3-) Donna Warren b. 24 Oct. 1954 - Afton, Lincoln, Co., 

bp. 29 Oct. 1962 
(1-3-2-4) Lois Ann Warren b. 12 Mar. 1957 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


b P- 22 Mar 1<J6$ 


Margene was a happy, gentle child, always helpful and thoughtful 
and kind. She attended the Primary and Sunday School organizations 
and was always dependable. 

She is a good wife and mother, she has four lovely girls and they are 
each like their mother, thoughtful, helpful and considerate. They are all 
so good to Delia, the grandmother, in her many accidents, illnesses, 
and operations. 

Margene is a good church worker, she is a counselor in the Primary 
organization. She was a teacher in Primary for many years. She is 
work director in the Relief Society for the year 1962. She and her 
family are good Latter-day Saints. 

Her husband Austin was baptized 7 July, 1929 and Endowed in the 
Temple 6 Sept. 1946. He was a gunner in World War II, his hearing 
was impaired. As a child he was very frail because of an accidental 
gun shot in one lung which destroyed it. 

Austin is a good dependable neighbor, a good farmer, a kind father 
and a good husband and a good provider. He is a taxidermist by trade. 



Charlotte (1-3-3) married Victor (b. 5 July 1926 at Yakima, Yakima 
Co. , Washington, son of Hermon Edward Elliott and Floy Josephine 
Liester) 20 March, 1952 at Logan Temple, Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(1-3-3-1) Victor Lawrence Elliott b. 24 May 1953 - Yakama, Yakama 

Co. , Washington. 

bp. 23 Sept. 1961. 


(1-3-3-2) Pamela Jean Elliott b. 1 3 June 1954, Yakama, Yakama 

Co. , Washington. 

bp. 3 Aug. 1962 


(1-3-3-3) Robert Jay Elliott b. 18 Jan. 1956 - Pasco, Washington 

Co. , Washington. 



(1-3-3-4) Richard Lavel Elliott b. 4 Dec. 1957 - Pasco Washington 

Co. , Washington. 




As a child, Charlotte was happy and carefree, she enjoyed working 
on the farm. She enjoyed school and completed high school with high 
honors. She is active in the church organizations and has been a class 
leader in all of the departments of Relief Society, also a teacher in 
Primary and Sunday School. She delights the public by giving readings 
for programs. 

Charlotte was endowed in the Temple 19 Mar. , 1952, and sealed to 
Victor Wallace, 20 March, 1952. 

She with her husband make a home for the traveling missionaries. 
Victor, her husband is a convert of the church and has filled a mission 
in California for the Latter-day Saint church. He had his endowments 
in the Temple 19 March, 1952. He is president of the Seventies quorum 
and is a diligent and sincere church worker. 

Charlotte is an excellent wife and mother and together they are 
raising a lovely family. The children are well disciplined. 

Victor and his sister are the only members of his family who have 
joined the church to this date, 1962. 



Nedra (1-3-4) married Douglas ( b. 19 Feb. 1929 at Auburn, Lincoln 
Co., Wyoming ch. 8 Apr. 1929, bp. 19 Feb. 1937, son of Matthew 
Allemen and Hattie Lucinda Thurman) 1 July 1957 at Afton, Lincoln Co. , 
Wyoming. Endowed 23 April 1965. 

They had the following children: 

(1-3-4-1) David Bruce Allemen b. 3 July 1954 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 


bp. 28 Jan. 1963 - con. 3 Feb. 1963 


(1-3-4-2) Jim Matthew Allemem b. 22 June 1959 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. 26 June 1967 


(1-3-4-3) George Douglas Allemen 

b. 21 Sept. I960 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

hp.23 Sept. 19 66 



Nedra loved the out of doors and was helpful on the farm. She was 
a happy child. She attended the grade schools and high school and later 
attended Ricks College for three years. She plays the piano, paints pic- 
turers, and she is a good mother to her three sons. 

When she was eleven years old she had an illness which left her 
with a bad gland. She had to stay in bed for one year, after that she had 
to learn to walk again. 

Her husband is a good farmer and a capable and handy man about 
the home and on the farm. He is a good mechanic for cars and owns 
his own airplane. He often flies for other people to help out his own 
financial needs. 

Douglas adopted David Bruce, he is Nedra's son by an earlier 
marriage. He is a good husband, a conscientious father and a good 

Children continued: 

(1-3-4-4) Nedra Louise Alleman b. 17 Sept. 19°6 - Afton, Lincoln, Wyo. 




Darrel (1-3-5) married Paula (b. 12 Aug. 1942, at Laramie, Wyo. , 
daughter of Webster LaMater Jones and Betty Jo Bedell) 1 Sept. 1961 
at Idaho Falls temple, Idaho Falls. Lester Darrel enaowed 18 Sept. i>56 
They had the following children: 
(1-3-5-1) Joel Darrel Hale, b. 30 March, 1963 

As a lad Darrel was a helpful and good to work on the farm. He was 
a good student at school, he was dependable in all of his church duties, 
he was president or counselor in each of his Priesthood quorums as he 
went from one to another of them. He graduated from Seminary. He 
was baptized 17 Sept. 1944. He was endowed in the Temple 18 Sept. , 1956. 

Darrel always loved to go hunting, he was extremely good with a gun 
and one of the best shots in the army because he had handled a gun since 
he was a young child. 

He plays the saxaphone and he has a lovely singing voice. 

He attended college after which he filled a three year mission to 
Japan. He was given a blessing before he left on his mission in which 
he was promised the gift of the Japanese language. This blessing he 
did realize. After only two months study in Japan, he was able to give 
the Joseph Smith Story in the Japanese language. He was made Branch 
President while he was on his mission. 

After Darrel returned from his mission he went into the service of 
his country for one and a half years. He was with the Japanese section 
of the servicemen because of his knowledge of the Japanese language. 

Darrel tells of an interesting incident while in the service. He was 
a favorite with some of the Japanese lads. One of the men wanted to 
fill in his own record to send to headquarters. Darrel said "NO", that 
was his special job, this made the boy sulky and he would not talk. They 
were warming milk for their supper. Just to change the feeling Darrel 
said, "Wouldn't it be funny if the bottom dropped out of our dishes. " 
Just at that moment they did drop out. They both laughed, they em- 
braced each while they laughed and cried together. They are dear friends 
for life. 

Darrel is a fine clean man with a sincere faith in the Gospel of the 
Latter-day Saint Church. 

Darrel's wife, Paula is very talented in several ways, she is a good 
secretary, a good musician, a good homemaker, she is not afraid of 
work. She always has a smile and loves to play the ponies. Paula was 
baptized 29 Sept. 1951 and endowed in the Idaho Falls Temple 25 Aug. 


Co. , Vyo, 



They had the fol Louing chi laren: 

(1-3-5-1) Joel Darrel Hale b . 30 '"'arch 1963 -Laramie, 



(1-3-5-2) Beth Ann Hale b. 2 Nov. 1964 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 




(1-3-5-3) Maile Michelle Hale b. 4 Aug. 196? - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 


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Duane (1-3-6) attended the Afton grade schools and graduated after 
which he attended college for one year when he was called to fill a 
mission for the Latter-day Saint Church in the Northwestern States, 
Aug. 19, I960. He graduated from Seminary. 

He is doing a splendid work and making many friends and some con- 
verts. He writes of an outstanding experience. Duane is presiding 
supervisor of his district. One day while he and his companion was 
holding a meeting, two women came and asked him to go to the hospital 
at once and administer to a sick lady. She was planning to be baptized 
soon. The Elders went immediately and upon reaching the hospital, they 
met her doctor who told them that she was hopelessly ill and no more 
could be done for her. The Elders went in and administered to her, she 
was immediately relieved. She left the hospital and went home that 
same evening. 

Duane has made many friends, some have given him meals and 
accommodations and some have given him money. He has sent the 
Bishop $75. 00 tithing on the gifts that have been given him. 

As a lad Duane was a nature lover and enjoyed the great out-of-doors, 
he loves the sun- rising and sun setting, the rivers and the mountains 
and his home surroundings. He is a good clean, fine man and has never 
had any bad habits. He was baptized 24 Mar. , 1948. 
■uane married Kristine Carrol 27 Mar. 1964, at Manti Temple 

Duane and Kris had the following children: 

(1-5-6-1) Sandra De n n Hale b. 24 Sept 1965 - Afton, Lincoln Co. l/t/o. 



(1-3-6-2) Sherry Dawn Hale b. l6 Awg. 1967 - Afton, Lincoln Co. Wyo. 


(1-3-6) Francis u uane married Kristine Carroll (b. 8 Aug. 1945, 
Moab, Srand Co., Utah, daughter of Charles Black Carroll ana 
Kristy ti a rueyQ) 27 March 1964. 



Allen (1-3-7) married Sharon (b. 24 May, 1943 at Seattle, Washington, 
daughter of Wyfern York and Louise Ann Hess) 27 Sept. 1961 in the Salt 
Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(1-3-7-1) Robert Allen Hale b. 8 Oct. 1962-Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 


Allen was christened 6 Sept. 1942, baptized by A. Bruce Gardner 
and confirmed 3 Sept. 1950 by his father, Lester V. Hale. 

He has been a dependable and helpful son on the farm, able to see 
and do that which needed to be done at home. He was also dependable in 
his priesthood quorums. He has held offices of responsibility. He has 
been active and useful in the church organizations and was dependable 
at school. 

Allen loves horses and animals of all kinds. He loves to ride horses 
and to care for them. His hobby is leather work and he understands 

When he was a young man he had a serious operation, he had unusually 
great faith for one so young. He told his mother, who was very worried 
about him that she must not worry, because of his faith and prayers, 
he was sure he would get well. 

The operation was a delicate one, he stopped breathing for three 
minutes. With their faith and prayers and a good careful doctor, the 
Lord spared his life. 

Sometimes he goes out as a guide for hunters in the territory. His 
mother did not approve of him going on Sunday, however that is the day 
most people use for hunting. He told his mother that he could worship 
God in the great out-of-doors. 

Allen lives his religion during the week as well as on Sunday. He 
always prays for protection when he goes out as a guide. 

He had an exciting experience one day when he took a man out to 
hunt. He suddenly looked at the man and told him to get off his horse 
quickly. The man did as he was told, in a few seconds the horse dropped 
dead of a heart attack. Allen said the Lord made him say that because 
he had no other reason to do so. 

Allen's wife, Sharon does her work well. She always has a smile, 
she loves people and animals. She had a very hard life as she grew up. 
She is very careful to choose good friends to be with. She can sing, play 
the piano, and she rides horses very well. 

She was baptized 30 May, 1951 and endowed in the Temple 27 Sept. 
1961. Their son Robert Allen was christened 4 Dec. , 1962 by his father. 



They had the folio-Ming chilaren: 

(1-3-7-1) Robert Allen Hale b. 8 Oct. 19&2 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 



(1-3-7-2) Richard Lee Hale b. 4 May 19 64- - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo, 


(1-3-7-3) Lisa Ann Hale b. 7 April 19^6 - Afton. Lincoln Co. Wyo. 



(1-3-7-4) Ronald Janes Hale b. 11 Oct. 19&8 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 


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Clarence (1-5) married Rhea (b. 12 Sept. 1916 in Snider Basin, Wyo. , 
daughter of John William Davis and Dwaine Elizabeth Rich) 1 Aug. 1934, 
at Logan Temple, Cache Co. , Utah. 

They had the following child: 

(1-5-1) Orlan Davis Hale b. 22 Feb. 1936-Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 27 June, 1945 

Clarence was given a name and a blessing by his father at Afton. 
He was always a very active healthy child also a mischevious one. He 
was baptized by R. W. Stock, 17 Sept. 1917 and confirmed the following 
day by his father. 

His home work was to pull weeds for the pigs, gather the eggs and 
carry in wood for two large black stoves. 

He was ordained a deacon by Benjamin F. Hale, Jan. 1922, who also 
ordained him a Teacher 2 Mar. 1924. Thomas F. Burton ordained him 
a priest 25 Jan. , 1927, Pres. Albert Barrus ordained him an Elder 1 
Sept., 1928. 

He had trouble learning to read when he started to school but when 
he did catch on he was a good student. In the fall of 1928 he entered the 
University of Wyoming on a scholarship. In 1929 he went to Logan to 
attend the Agricultural College, he graduated from there in 1933 with a 
B.S. degree after which he went back to Afton to work on the farm. It 
was during that year he met Rhea and married her, Joseph R. Shepherd 
officiated at the Temple wedding. 

Rhea was christened 5 Nov. 1916 and baptized 4 Oct. 1924. 

Clarences father gave him a building lot north of the family home. 
They built a nice modern home, he taught school in Grover and later in 
Fairview, Wyoming. 

They moved to Java, South Dakota in 1938 and taught Vocational 
Agriculture in the school. They lived there until 1941 when he taught at 
Platte, South Dakota. Rhea had trouble with asthma so they decided to 
move to a different climate. They went to Hamilton, Montana, where he 
taught school, after that he taught in Wilber, Washington. In 1944 they 
came home again. It was then that Orlan was baptized by Brother Taysom. 
He was confirmed by Michael Austin on 1 July, 1944. 

In 1952 they built an appliance store at Colville, Washington, they 
had good business. Clarence was in a car accident and injured his 
shoulder, so he sold the business and went to work for the state. 

Their son, Orlan was a very dynamic and splendid man. He won many 
awards and went to the top in all of his undertakings. He won several 


outstanding debating awards, he took part in the school plays. He played 
first clarinet in the school band, he also played in the Pep band. He 
was a leader wherever he went. He graduated from college with high 
honors. Clarence and Rhea have been very successful and happy and 
have accomplished much to better their community. 



Wilford (1-6) married Jenette (b. 22 Feb. 1914 in Ogden, Weber 
Co. , Utah, daughter of John Aaron Woodfield and Margaret May Chadwick) 
8 Feb. 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(1-6-1) Marilyn May Hale b. Jan. 1947-Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyoming 

bp. 5 Feb. 1955 

"*• 11 June 1965 - Ceril "H" Shumway 

(1-6-2) Marie Lois Hale b. 30 Apr. 1948 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 5 May 1956 

d. Endowed 2t> June 1969 

(1-6-3) Larene Jenette Hale b. 30 Aug. 1949 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 31 Aug. 1957 

m. 4 Apr. 19Sa - Clyde Erwin Merritt 

Wilford arrived at the Hale home in the early morning. He cried 
much of the time. He had light curley hair and blue eyes. He was 
blessed by his father 6 Aug. 1911 in Afton. He was baptized by Andrew 
Bruce Gardner in 1919 and was confirmed 3 Aug. by Bishop Osborn Low. 

Wilford went through elementary school and high school in Star 
Valley and graduated in 1930. 

He was ordained a deacon 23 Dec. 1923 by Bishop Franklin Gardner, 
a teacher 26 Feb. 1926 by Benjamin Hale who also ordained him a Priest 
1 July, 1928. 

Wilford was very quiet, it may have been because his younger 
brother, Hyrum (1-7) who he was with most of the time, was deaf and 

He received a Carl Raymond Gray scholarship to the University of 
Wyoming in 1931-32. After that year of school he went back to the farm 
because of his fathers poor health, he was needed there. 

He was ordained an Elder 6 May, 1933, by Arthur F. Burton of 

Wilford attended the Brigham Young University at Provo, Utah and 
the Agricultural College at Logan, Utah. He lived with his sister and 
her husband, Lois and Marion Everton while he was in Logan. He grad- 
uated 2 June, 1940. He received his endowments in the Temple 28 Oct. 

Wilford had many girl friends but he did not become serious with 


any of them until he met Jenette Woodfield of Ogden. She attended the 
Weber College. After a short courtship they were married. They made 
their home in Afton, Wyoming. 

They lived in the old Hale Family home in Afton where he raised 
Shetland ponies on the farm. 

Jenette has worked in Relief Society, she has taught the Literary 
lessons. The family are all active in the church. She is a good wife 
and mother and a great inspiration to Wilford. She teaches school and 
makes their home happy and attractive and comfortable for the family. 

Wilford filled a Stake Mission in the Star Valley Stake and is also 
called to give sermons in Sacrament services in different wards in 
the Star Valley Stake, occasionally. 



(1-6-3) Larene married Clyde Erwin (a.? June 1942, Bedford, 
Lincoln Co., Wyo., Son of Erwin Joseph Merritt and Velma Olive 
Cassity) 4 Apr. 1966 at laano Falls Temple, Idaho Falls, Ida. 
Clyde Erwin was bp. 

The,' had the following children: 

( 1-6-3-1) Ralph Hale Merritt b. 13 ^ar. 1969 - Blachfoot, 

Bannock Co., Idaho 

( 1-6-3-2 ) Carol fiarritt b 2 May 1970 - AJ ton, Lincoln Co. 



(1-6-1) Marilyn m a rried Ceril (b. lj> Mar. 1939, i-airview, 
Lincoln Co., Wyo., son of Alma Ammi 'hwmaay and tori's Simons 
Hepworth) 11 June 1965. 

They had the fol lowing children: 

(1-6-1-1) Randy "H" Shumway b. 16 Oct. i960 - Afton, Lincoln Co. 


(1-6-1-2) r.elly "H" Shumway o. 11 Sept. Iy68 - Afton, Line. Co. 





(1-6-1-3) Terrel "H" Shumway b . 18 nay 1970 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 




By Elnora Dunlap 

Hyrum (1-7) was welcomed by four older brothers and a sister. He 
was given a name and a blessing by his father, Morris James Hale. He 
was also baptized by his father 4 June, 1921 at .A ft on, Star Valley, Wyo. 

Shortly after he learned to walk he fell down a flight of stairs. He 
had a hemmorrhage and he lay for two weeks as if he were dead, he had 
a high temperature. His life was dispeared of, but he finally recovered, 
however he was never able to hear after that. The high temperature had 
damaged his ears. 

His parents tried unceasingly to get help for him but were unsuccessful. 
He went to the school for the Deaf and Blind in Ogden for awhile, but 
made very little progress. His parents took him home to care for him. 

He was strong and a hard worker. He loved to wander in the hills 
and by the rivers. When he was a very small boy he walked over the 
west hills and was gone for two nights. He walked many miles and was 
weak and hungry. He laid down to rest in some bushes. His dog, Ginger, 
stopped a passing Forest Ranger who took him to Soda Springs where 
his parents went to get him and take him home. He was a constant worry 
to his folks because of his going away so often, they might find him any 
place many miles distant. He loved the mountains and knew most of the 
trails through and over them. One time he rode a horse into the hills 
and after some time came back afoot, he made his brothers understand 
that he needed help. They went with him and found that the horse had 
fallen into the river and was dead. 

Hyrum worked hard on the farm, he fed the cattle and did his share 
of the work. He was very generous, he wanted to divide anything he had. 
He loved cookies and candy, whenever he got any of these he insisted on 
dividing with someone. All the neighbors gave him cookies. He was 
very fond of books, especially magazines with pictures. He had tons of 
them stored in his room upstairs at home. 

Every Christmas he would go to the mountains, cut several Christmas 
trees and carry them down to the valley to give to the neighbors and 
friends . 

Hyrum spent most of his time on the farm with Wilford as he got 
older. Wilford had much patience with him and spent much time helping 
him. LaMar and Ruth were also very good to help care for him. Janette, 
Wilford's wife was also good to him. 

When he grew to be a man the family saw that he needed more than they 
were able to do for him so he was taken to Lander, Wyoming where he 
was cared for and where he was taught to take care of himself. He is 
happy there and gets along well. His brothers and sisters go to visit 
him when it is possible for them to do so. 



I, ELSA Hale Vaterlaus, daughter of Morris J. Hale & Lois Call 
Hale was born April 16, 1915 at 12:30 p.m. in Afton "Starvalley" Lincoln 
Co., Wyoming. Dr. G. W. West made the delivery, I was the eighth 
child of a family of twelve. 

My childhood days were happily spent with brothers and sisters and 
cousins by the dozens, playing and enjoying farm life. My chores were 
such as helping around the house, planting gardens and weeding, picking 
berries, feeding chickens and gathering eggs. During the haying season 
I enjoyed driving the teams while they loaded hay. I loved to go to the 
pasture or meadow where our cows were kept in the summer and help 
milk, after we ate a picnic and slept over night in the cabin in the loft 
which we called "nigger heaven. " This was a special treat. 

We always walked to school about 1/2 mile. In winter it got mighty 
cold and I can remember the cold wind, frozen tears on my cheeks and 
how the fur on my coat collar was covered with frost. We always walked 
home for our noon meal and then back to school again. 

When I was eight I was baptized into the L. D. S Church. This was 
done by my brother Vasco Lester Hale, June 3, 1923 in Gardner's mill 
creek pond, it was cold and icy and I was then wrapped in a blanket and 
driven home to change clothes. I was confirmed the same day by Clarence 
Gardner. During this summer our family went to Yellowstone National 
Park. I got some bad water and had typhoid and mother and dad sent 
the children on home and stayed in St. Anthony, Idaho until I was out of 

I liked school and was a fair student. I took piano lessons and 
practicing the piano seemed to be one way I could get out of doing dishes. 
Every Easter we made a trek to Easter Peak, that is after going to 
church -- up there we ate our picnic lunches and rolled eggs. Another 
fun thing we did was white-washing the "star" on the hills above "Star 
Valley. " The rodeo's and fairs were always important events. As soon 
as I was ten I was anxious to join a 4-H club. I won many awards & 
ribbons. When twelve I won a trip to the Wyoming State Fair, for a 
demonstration, also the State Style Dress Review. Later I won a 4-H 
Union Pacific Scholarship to the Utah State Agricultural College for $150. 
I was also awarded two volumes of books on Washington & Lincoln.. 
When I was preparing to go the State Fair I went to open the kitchen door 
and it stuck and suddenly came open with a jolt. I knocked my glasses of 
and broke them into a million pieces. I sat down on the floor and cried 
saying, "I might just as well stay home now, I won't be able to see a 
thing. " We had a warm-hearted county demonstrator named Irma Brad- 
ford and she went a day early so I could get new lenses before the fair 
started. I learned to sew and cook well. I had plenty of practice, es- 
pecially when the thrashers came for their annual fill up, it seemed that 
they never did get full, and they always planned to get all the meals they 
could at our house because mom was a good cook and fed them well. 

My parents didn't believe in early dating but they did let me go to 
the dances with my many brothers who were always generous and showed 
me a good time. 



Elsa (1-8) (married Leo, b. 15 March, 1905 at Garland Park, 
Wyoming, son of Emil Vaterlaus and Rosa Wyss) 18 Sept. 1937, Idaho 
Falls, Idaho. Later sealed in Temple, Idaho Falls, Idaho. 

They had the following children: 

(1-8-1) Lois Kay Vaterlaus b. 5 Feb. 1945, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., 

bp. 19 Feb. 1953, Sealed to parents 1 

June, 1948. T. 
md. 10 July, 1963, Darrell Lynn Schmidt 
(1-8-2) Quinn Hale Vaterlaus b. 29 July, 1947, Cheyenne, Laramie Co. , 

bp. 29 Aug. 1955, Sealed to parents 1 June, 

1948, T. 
m 10 Oct. l)jt>9 - Niiiki Green 


(1-8-3) Morris Lee Vaterlaus b. 17 Nov. 1948, Evanston, Uinta Co., 


bp. 26 Nov. 1956 

m. 20 H pr/ 19^8 - Ellen Louise Blanhen- 

sh ip 


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I went fishing with my daddy occasionally. When I was about eighteen 
I went out with him one day. We got separated and I got lost in a thicket. 
I wandered around in it till about 9 at night. Finally I found my way out 
and Dad, I went flying into his arms bawling. He said "Don't feel bad 
baby - your old dad got lost in there once and didn't get out until midnight, " 
but that finished my fishing career. 

In mid-year of my senior year at Star Valley High School, I had all 
the credits I needed to graduate from High School so I went to Logan, 
Utah to help Lois my sister out. I went to the U. S. A. C. as a special 
student. I lived with Marion &i Lois most of the next three years while 
attending school. I loved them both and appreciated their love and kind- 
ness. Marion was such a saint so patient, understanding and kind. 

In August of 1934 my brother Clarence married my best girl-friend, 
Reah Davis. I was really quite surprised but happy about it. 

The first part of June in 1937 I met Leo C. Vaterlaus and soon found 
I had eyes for no-one else. In September, on the 18th we went to Idaho 
Falls, Idaho, and were married by the Stake President there, David 
Smith. He said he hoped we would come back and do it right which we 
did some ten years later, on June 1, 1948, Bro. Smith was then the 
President of the Idaho Falls Temple, and as Leo says, he married us 
with the bowline knot that time - in the Temple. It was a great thrill 
and we have tried to go to the temple at least once a month since then. 

Leo C. Vaterlaus was born March 15, 1905 in Garland, Park Co. , 
Wyoming. He was blessed May 7, 1905 by Neils Martenson. His family 
moved to Cowley, Wyoming where he started the newspaper, "The 
Cowley Progress". He also started the "Star Valley Independant. " Leo's 
childhood days were happy. He fished, hunted rabbits and squirrels, 
and rode his bike. Leo helped his Dad with odd jobs at the printing office 
and folded papers. 

When a young boy Leo and his friend Hugh Tippetts were all dressed 
up like little Lord Fauntleroy's in knee pants and long curls. Leo de- 
cided they needed a hair cut so he cut Hugh's. Hugh's mother gave him 
a beating and told him that when she wanted Hugh's hair cut she would 
cut it. From that time Leo was called "cut hair" later his family shortened 
this nickname to "Cuddy. " 

At eight Leo was baptized by Seth Ballard, on May 8, 1913 in the 
Sidin canal or the "Mormon Ditch" as it was called. He was confirmed 
by William N. Eyre on June 8, 1913. 

When the boys needed money their Dad would send them out to 
collect over-due bills. They often would return with all kinds of produce 
as bacon sides, chickens, etc. , but this could be used in a family with 
ten children. When a teen-ager, he and a gang of kids took a couple of 
watermelons from a man's patch to eat. The owner licked them all with 
a buggy whip. The kids all hated him for it and waited until he went to 
church one Sunday and went into his patch and stomped a cowboy boot 
heel in every watermelon he had left in the patch. 


After grade school Leo attended the Big Horn Academy, a Mormon 
Church school. Leo was ordained a Deacon by B. L. Tippetts Jr. , Jan. 
2, 1918. He was ordained a Priest by the same man of March 5, 1923. 

In 1925-27-28, Leo worked for the U.S. Government building tele- 
phone lines in the Yellowstone National Park. In 1929 he went to work for 
the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. In 1933 due to the 
depression and his being single, he was laid off. His dad was a staunch 
Republican and said don't go on P. W. A. so Leo went up to Montana and 
worked on the Clark Ranch for one dollar a day. He was rehired by the 
Telephone Co. in 1935 and has been with them since. In June 1937, the 
construction crew he was working on moved into Afton, Wyoming, where 
we met. After we were married I went back to school at the A. C. for 
three months and then with correspondence work accrued enough credit 
to graduate from the A. C. in June of '38. I first lived with Leo in 
Lovell, Wyoming. We bought a 1935 Chevrolet our first car. We traveled 
all over the state of Wyoming and lived in most every nook and cranny. 
We finally bought a trailer house with a new '39 Chev. It really made our 
life less complicated. In 1942 we were transferred into Cheyenne permanently. 
We sold our trailer and moved into a white bungalow on McComb Ave. 
near the army post. We had a little white terrier dog to warn us of 
prowling soldiers. Elnora my youngest sister came to live with us while 
she worked at the modification center on war airplanes. She was so 
happy and was a real joy to have around. One day we had a terrific hail 
sotrm, the stones were as big as base balls, they ruined everything. I 
was over to our friends the Burnett's at the time. Nora called up and 
said, "Elsa I'm afraid, "and I said, "well climb under the bed then, be- 
cause I'm not coming home until it stops. " Many roofs, car tops, and 
crops were ruined. We gathered some of the hail stones and put in the 
deep-freeze just for proof as to the size. 

On Jan. 16, 1943 we were shocked to hear of Dad's death. It really 
came as a surprise, because we had hardly had word of his illness when 
we received a phone call telling of his death. We went to Afton, in a bad 
storm and returned after the services in a worse one, and I was ill with 
a strep throat for over a month. 

I served as M. LA. President in the Cheyenne Ward from 1943-45. 
I also taught Sunday School, was organist in the Relief Society as well 
as a visiting teacher. 

Lois Kay, our first child was born Feb. 5, 1945 at 8:05 Monday. 
Dr. William Harris delivered her. After waiting over eight years for 
our first child we were elated and thought she was everything a doting 
a parent could ask for. She had strawberry red hair and only weighed 5 
lbs. and although she regurgitated after every feeding we decided to 
keep her. Grandma Hale was with us to help teach us the art of raising 
children, and we appreciated her help and loving care very much. 

Leo was ordained an Elder by Adelbert E. Wilde, July 9, 1947. He 
sang in the ward choir, also some solo work and did ward teaching. 

Our son Quinn Hale Vaterlaus was born Tuesday, July 29, 1947 at 
8:43 a. m. Both Kay and Quinn were born at the Memorial Hospital in 


Cheyenne, Wyoming. Quinn was delivered by Dr. S. P. Wallin. He was 
a husky baby weighing 7 lbs and was real good natured, he ate and slept 
well and was such a good baby. His daddy had been transferred and went 
to Evanston about three days after Quinn was born. Mother Hale stayed 
with us and when Quinn was ten days old we went to Evanston by train 
and Leo took us to Afton where we stayed till October while Leo hunted 
us an apartment to live in. Leo blessed Quinn in Afton, Wyoming, Sept. 
28, 1947. 

We were very active in the church in Evanston in the First Ward. 
One June 1, 1948, we were married in the Idaho Falls, Temple. Mother 
Hale and my sister Lois accompanied us. It was a very happy occasion. 
Leo was in the choir, Supt. of the M. I. A. '48- '49, President of the Elders 
Quorum '48- 5Z(April), President of Seventies from April '52 to Jan. '53, 
Scout chairman '49- '50, and ward teacher from '49- '52 in Evanston. 

Morris Lee our third child and 2nd son was born November 17, 1948 
in Evanston, Uinta Co. , Wyoming. I had planned to go to Afton as there 
were no hospitals in Evanston. Lee wasn't expected until Christmas 
time, but one Tuesday night while Leo was at mutual I began having pains 
and when he came home about ten o'clock I told him. He said, "I don't 
have any gas, I'll go get some while you pack. " He came back about a 
half hour later and told me there was a terrible blizzard on and we 
couldn't possibly go to Afton. The next morning at 6 a. m. I called Dr. 
Hellewell and told him my condition. He told me that there was at least 
four feet of snow on the highways, but he could call the Highway Patrol 
and have them try to clear the road to Coalville, Utah where there was 
a small hospital or that I could stay in Evanston and go to a maturnity 
home. We decided on the latter, so we went to the Whittle Maturnity Home 
where Lee was born, Wednesday morning at 8:20. We called Lee "Stormy" 
because of the blizzard. He was blessed by Bishop William M. Harris, 
January 2, 1949 at the Evanston 1st Ward. 

In June 1949 we made a trip to Seattle to see Leo's family living 
there. Mother Hale went with us. We also went to Colville, Washington 
and visited with Clarence and Reah. This being our first trip to the 
coast we were thrilled at the sight of the ocean. The country was beautiful 
flowers and all but oh the damp wet feeling. 

Leo was ordained a Seventy by Ezra Taft Benson April 20, 1952. 
In January 1953 we moved to Salt Lake City. We bought a brick bungalow 
on McClelland Street, where we still reside. 

Lois Kay was baptized by her father Feb. 19, 1953. She was con- 
firmed by him March 1, 1953 in the Smith West Ward Chapel. Kay and 
Quinn had to ride a school bus to school at Forrest, and they came home 
crying many days. 

About the middle of January 1953, Mother Hale fell and broke her 
hip. LaMar brought her to Salt Lake to have it pinned together. After 
she was able to leave the hospital she came to live with us. Leo was so 
kind and good to her and she recovered quite quickly. The T. V. was 
fairly new and we got a set and it seemed to help her pass the time more 
quickly. She went back to Logan the last part of May and stayed for a 


time with Hattie Lois. She had learned to get along on her crutches and 
walk a little. She stayed with LaMar and Ruth for some time. She 
learned to walk again and got along quite well. 

The next spring when the children had spring vacation from school 
in March we went to Afton to visit mother. I found mom in bed and she 
said she had a cold. I doctored her up and by the next morning I decided 
it was more than a cold. We took her to the hospital and found it was a 
heart condition from which she never recovered. She died April 8, 1954. 

Leo was madeone of the Presidents of the Seventies Quorum and I 
taught Social Science in the Relief Society. I also taught Primary. 

I began to teach First grade in the fall of '54, which I have done ever 
since. I was Age-Group Counselor in the M. I. A. from 1955-6Z. Then 
I began teaching Sunday School, which I still d*o. 

Leo still sings in the choir, he has worked in Scouting and the Aaronic 
Priesthood. He served a Stake Mission from July 1953 to August 1 1, 
1955. He was made a High Priest May 19, I960 by Burt A. Hughes. 

Kay is a lovely young lady, very talented and ambitious, and in love. 
She sings well, plays the piano and guitar, does beautiful art work. She 
received special awards from B. Y. U. in Art and Foreign Languages. She 
belongs to South High Pep Club. She has been selected to attend Girls 
State at U. S. A. C. this summer which is quite an honor. Last summer she 
went on a trip with the Socotwa group to New York where she attended 
the pageant at Hill Cumorah. 

Quinn is a handsome young man six foot tall and looks like his dad. 
He plays the guitar, and tuba or baritone in the school orchestra. He 
likes leather work. Last summer he helped his Uncle Lester on his 
farm. Quinn was baptized Aug. 29, 1955 and confirmed Sept. 4, 1955 
by his father. He was ordained a Deacon Sept. 13, 1959 and a Teacher 
Aug. 6, 1961 by his dad. 

Lee is very ambitious and active, always busy building airplanes or 
cars. He loves science and plays the trombone. He was baptized Nov. 
26, 1956, confirmed Dec. 2, 1956 by his father. He was ordained a 
Deacon Dec. 4, I960 by his dad. He is active in his duties. 

Last summer we bought a camper which we all love. We have enjoyed 
trips to Yellowstone Park, Bryce and Zions National Park and we are 
planning to attend the world's fair this year, (I960). 



(1-3-2) Quinn married Nikki (b. 9 Aug. 1950, t/ashington state) 
10 Oct. 1969. 

They had the following children: 

(1-6-2-1) b. 



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(1-8-3) Morris married Ellen Louise (b. 18 Apr. 19*8, Lewiston, 
Idaho, daughter of Elmo Blankenship and Thelma harnes) 20 Apr. 1968 
at Clarkston, Washington. 

They had the following children: 

(1-8-3-1) b. 





Lois Kay (1-8-1) married Derrell Lynn (b 26 Feb 1943 at Salt Lake 
City Utah, son of Albert Victor Schmidt and Lois Darlene Wiseman) on 
10 July, 1963. Darrell was named 2 May 1943, bp. 27 Feb. 1952. 

They had the following children: 


d-8-l-l) Randall Any Schmidt*- 12 ' Vou ' VJ66 " Vald '*> Al * s *° 

(1-8-1-2) Colby Schmidt b _ 24 Nov. 1968 - Valdez, Alaska 


My name is Kay Vaterlaus. I was born Feb. 5, 1945 in Cheyenne, 
Wyoming. I don't remember much about Cheyenne except what my parents 
have told me. When I was 2-1/2 we moved to Evanston, Wyoming. I 
went to first grade, and part of second here. When I was about 7 years 
old, we moved again, this time to Salt Lake City, where we now live. 
My childhood was full of the usual events - chicken pox, measles (at 
the same time) - loosing little dogs, and trying to keep both of my newly 
made friends, Sylvia Jackson and Cheryl Nordfors happy. I attended 
Nibley Park Elementary School, and was captain of the sixth grade 
traffic officers. Irving Junior High was my next educational attempt, 
then after three years of hard work and play, I went on to South High. 
After my sophomore year, I toured the Eastern United States with 
Socotwa - the highlight of the trip was the Hill Cumorah Pagent in Palmyra, 
New York. This trip was not only of great educational value but of 
great spiritual value. 

I participated in many enjoyable activities - Pep Club, Yearbook, 
Highlights (our schools literary publication). I enjoyed doing art work 
for different school functions and creative writing is still one of my 
favorite hobbies. I received such honors as delegate to Girl's State in 
1962, and Sterling Scholar in Art in 1963. During my highschool days 
I dated a very wonderful guy by the name of Derrell Schmidt. I had met 
him during our ward road show, and as the old saying goes - I chased 
him until he caught me. He came from a family of all boys (he was the 
oldest - having three little brothers) all of them having extremely large 
dimples. He joined the Marine Corps in 1961, and he is now attending 
the University of Utah and plans to major in Civil Engineering. We be- 
came engaged in September of 1962 and were married in Salt Lake City. 



Elnora (1-1 l)married James (b. 4 Sept. 19 18 at Los Angeles, L. A. Co., 
Calif. , son of Bertie Bard Dunlap and Nora Ley Bannon) 5 Apr. 1946 at 
Los Angeles, L.A. Co., California. 

They had the following children: 

(1-11-1) Terry Morris Dunlap b. 12 June 1947, Los Angeles, L.A. Co., 


bp. 6 Aug. 1955 


(1-11-2) Beverley Jane Dunlap b. 14 July, 1951, Ventura, Ventura Co. , 


bp. 6 Feb. I960 - Ventura, Ventura Co. 


(1-11-3) Carol Joyce Dunlap b. 8 Nov. 1954 - Oxnard, Ventura Co., 


bp. 29 Dec. 1962 



I, Elnora, arrived on Thanksgiving day. I weighed three pounds. I 
wore my sister's dolls clothes. My father, Morris Hale, gave me a name 
and a blessing at once. 

I grew up on the farm. I enjoyed helping father and mother (1). We 
had lots of company in the summer. Mother was a good cook and we al- 
ways had much good food and many dishes to wash. We often cooked for 
hired help on the farm. 

Sometimes in the summer we would visit our married sister, Hattie 
Lois in Logan, Utah. 

I and my sister Elsa were always together. We worked together in 
the 4-H Club. I won trips to Chicago and Denver. This was because I 
sewed the best clothing outfit in Lincoln County. 

My mother, Lois Call Hale (1) was President of the Relief Society. 
I helped her with that, and I helped with the work at home while she did 
the Relief Society work. 

After my Grandfather, Joseph H. Call passed away I stayed with 
my Grandmother Call at nights for many months. 

My father often took us on fishing and hunting trips, this was fun. He 
called me "Beauty" because I spent so much time in front of the mirror. 

I graduated from high school in Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyoming in 1938. 
At that time my Aunt Leone and Uncle Wayne Henrie, from Ventura, 
California came to visit with us in Afton. I went home with them and 


attended Ventura Junior College. It was here that I met James F. Dunlap, 
my future husband. He was going to college. He took care of Aunt 
Leone's yard. I went home for the summer vacation, then back to Ventura 
to school. 

War broke out and Jim joined the service, and went over seas. He 
was in the Medical Corps. 

I graduated from junior college and received a scholarship from 
Union Pacific. I attended school at the University of Wyoming the next 
year. I lived at Hoyt Hall. 

The next year I went to Cheyenne and lived with my sister Elsa. I 
worked at the United Air Lines, I was the electrician on the ship. I 
attended church in the ward and made many friends. 

We hurried to Afton when we got the word that my father was ill but 
he had passed away before we arrived. I stayed home with my mother 
for two weeks, then I returned to Cheyenne to work. 

When Jim returned from over seas he asked me to come to Ventura. 
Mother went with me. 

Jim and I decided we were in love and made plans to get married. 
My friends in Afton had a lovely shower for me. 

Jim and I were married at a beautiful wedding manor in Los Angeles. 
LaMar and Ruth, my brother and his wife made a beautiful wedding cake 
for us. 

Our first home was an apartment in Los Angeles. Jim worked at the 
Bank of America. 

My mother came to help me when our baby, Terry was born. As 
Terry grew larger it seemed that our apartment grew smaller. 

Jim secured a bookkeeping job at Oxnard, California. We moved 
there and soon we had a new home in Montalvo. In 1948 we moved into 
the new house. 

I have been a counselor in Primary for a number of years and I 
have been active in the church at all times. 

Terry was baptized 6 Aug. 1955 by my nephew, Thomas Everton 
(1-2-3), he was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints by Benjamin J. Stephensen. He was ordained a Deacon 
12 July, 1959 by Theodore Lamb, Ventura Ward. 

Beaverley Jane was a beautiful baby, we enjoyed her very much. 
When she was eight years old, my nephew Tom baptized her 6 Feb. , I960. 
She was confirmed 7 Feb. I960 by Edgar E. Spencer. She plays the 
Baldwin organ. 

Carol is a. happy, loving child. She likes school and has many friends. 
We have been happy living in California and we are thankful for our family. 

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Lucy (2) married Arthur (b. 7 June 1882 at Bloomington, Bear Lake, 
Idaho, son of George Osmond and Amelia Jacobson) 29 Aug. 1901 at 
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Co. , Utah. James Arthur died 17 Jan. 17, 
1965. Sunday evening about 7 p.m. 
They had the following children: 

(2-1) Lenna Osmond b. 9 Feb. 1903 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

bp. 7 May 1911 - endowed in Temple 19 
Dec. , 1930 

m. 27 Mar. 1934 - Wallace Rolland 

(2-2) George Arthur Osmond b. 11 Nov. 1905 - Afton, Uinta Co., Wyo. 

bp. 11 Nov. 1913 - T. 1 Feb. 1928 

m. 1 Feb. 1928 - Lavon Harmon 

(2-3) Grace Afton Osmond b. 20 May 1909 - Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 20 May 1917 

m. 27 May 1933 - Ronald Bute 

m. 28 Nov. 1947 - Howard Spencer 

(2-4) Joseph Call Osmond b. 23 July 1912 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 

bp. 23 July 1920 

m. 15 Sept. 1937 - Cleone Rogers 

(2-5) Barlow Fredrick Osmond b. 12 Oct. 1915 - Grover, Lincoln Co. , 


d. 30 Sept. 1917- Grover, Lincoln Co., 
(2-6) Lowell Call Osmond b. 28 Oct. 1919 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 1 Nov. 1927 - T. 12 May 1944 

m. 12 May 1944 - Dorothy Vona Gerber 


I am now in my eightieth year (1963). I am the second daughter of 
Joseph Holbrook Call and Sarah Isabel Barlow. I was born in Chesterfield 

The Portnuff River ran through the farm where my parents were 
homesteading. Our house had two rooms and a shingled roof, it also had 
a leanto for a kitchen and a small bedroom on the west. 

Father dug a well and installed a pump by the kitchen door. The 
summers were pleasant but the winters in Idaho were severe. 

Even at 5 years I was always ready for adventure. One day our hired 
man was using a homemade harrow to work the farm land. We children 
were running behind him. I ran and sat down quickly on the moving 
harrow. I fell between the beams and was dragged for several rods before 
the driver was attracted by the screams of my older sister Lois (1). 


When I was rescued it was discovered the the cord in my neck had been 
almost severed; and my shoulder was torn from the socket. I'm sure 
that my parents did not realize about the shoulder. 

Father had brought needles and thread from the doctor who lived 50 
miles distant to have in case of emergency. Father sewed up the tear in 
my neck but the shoulder was never repaired. Our only means of trans- 
portation was by team and wagon, I could not have lived to make the trip 
to a doctor. It would take two days to go that far. 

The year I was five, father and mother moved from the home in 
Portnuff, Idaho, where I was born, to Afton, Wyoming. Winter came 
early that year. We were caught in the first heavy snow in October 1888, 
with two heavily loaded wagons. It was a hard cold trip (it would have 
been much easier to use a sleigh to travel with). We traveled four days 
in the cold and snow. When we arrived at our destination, the eight of 
us moved into a one room log building with a dirt roof. The room had 
been used for a carpenter shop by my father's brother, Anson Call. 

Anson had moved from Bountiful, Utah, to Afton the previous year 
with his first wife Alice and her family. They had occupied this same room 
until Anson was able to build a two room frame home for them. 

There were two families, eight of us lived in this small room with 
just a half window and a door made of slabs. 

It was in this tiny room that Baby Ralph, one year old, contracted 
bronchitis and died within two days in Feb. 1889. 

Father helped Uncle Anson make a small casket. Aunt Alice covered 
it with material, and a young girl, Kitty Dixon, came and helped my 
mother sew burial clothes for our dear baby. 

Father and Uncle Anson made a road through the snow to the cemetery, 
where there were a number of new graves. These indeed were sad days. 

Father went to the canyon nearby and cut trees to make lumber to 
build a new home for us. 

When spring came, father took mother and my brother Gillette and 
myself to Montpelier to the. nearest railroad where we took the train to 
Bountiful, Utah. We spent the summer there with Grandmother Lucy 
Barlow. In August, father came for us with his team of horses and a 
wagon. It took us six long days of driving during the day and camping out 
at nights to get to our home in Afton, Wyoming. 

While we had been gone father had built a new three room frame home 
for us. That seemed like a mansion. Now there was a bedroom for each 
of Father's wives, Isabel and Ester, and a living room where we cooked 
and lived. 

The year 1890 I was seven years old, that year we had a short school 
year. Annie Kennington was my first school teacher. Other favorite 


teachers were Alice Dixon Lee, Mattie Barrus and Harvey Allred. 

I was baptized by my father on my eighth birthday and confirmed a 
member of the Latter-day Saint Church by Archie Moffat. 

My favorite friends were: Ella Call, a cousin; Lucile Hale, Lillian 
Gardner and Kate Rogers. 

Lillian and I were class contestants, all through the school years. 
We were the same age. Our favorite games were steal sticks, pitch the 
picket, run sheep run, and rounders. 

When I was twelve years old I was sustained as librarian in the Afton 
Ward Primary organization and later as a teacher in the same organization. 
This was my first calling in the church organizations. 

The primary had a cupboard built in the northwest corner of the 
chapel to keep the books in and all through the years it was used as a 
library for the church song books until the building was torn down. 

When I was sixteen I was sustained as secretary of the Afton Sunday 
School and later as a teacher of the Intermediate group. I loved teaching. 
I continued to teach this group until we moved to Grover in 1911. 

I loved to sing and I was happy when the ward choir leader, Mark 
Hurd, asked me to join his choir. I was fourteen years old. 

I graduated from the grade school the year I was fourteen. That 
summer I spent in Bountiful with my grandmother Barlow, she had a 
paralytic stroke and was quite helpless. I did the washing, milked the 
cow and kept the house in order. I also picked strawberries and earned 
money to buy a winter coat and a dress for myself. 

I became very homesick. Grandmother was sick and not very cheer- 

My sister Lois was married in 1900, the year I was seventeen, later 
on, that same year I went with my parents and a large group of relatives 
to Yellowstone Park. That was a wonderful trip which will always be a 
bright spot in my memory. 

This was a long trip to make with teams and wagons. It took us one 
week to travel to the park, one week to see the sights and one week to 
return home. 

When I returned home Arthur Osmond asked me to be his wife. We 
had been special friends (some dating) since we were 14. We were 
married one year later in the Salt Lake Temple. It took six days travel 
to reach Salt Lake City. Mother and I slept in the wagon at nights and 
Arthur slept in a bed on the ground under the wagon. 

In those days the groom did the giving instead of the receiving, like 
they do now. We gave a dance for the public and paid the expenses ourselves. 


Our first home was a small two-room log house. We covered the 
walls with unbleached muslin and made a rag carpet for the floors. 

Arthur's folks gave us a bedroom suite consisting of a bedstead, 
springs, a dresser and a comode. My father gave us a table, chairs 
and cupboard and a small rocking chair. We built shelves into an organ 
box for a kitchen cabinet. I put a calico curtain over the front to serve 
as doors. Arthur made a wooden bench to hold the wash basin and water 
bucket. He also put a shelf underneath the stand where I could set the 
cooking pots and pans. Our stove had wooden legs. We were very happy 
in our humble beginning of a home. 

Five of our six children were born in Afton. Barlow, our fifth child 
was born in Grover, Wyoming. It was here that he also passed away when 
he was two years old. We buried him in Afton near my brothers and 
sisters who had passed away before. 

I loved to read and to teach. I taught MIA before we moved to Grover 
in 1911. After we moved to Grover I was always busy teaching in Sunday 
School, MIA and Primary. 

I was President of the Primary from 1912 to 1918 at that time we 
moved to Etna, Wyoming. 

I want to go back now and tell some more about my life in Afton. 
A few years after my marriage we lived in a log house just across the 
street and south of my mothers home. We had planned to build a new 
home. We had the lumber on the place and was ready to start when Arthur 
changed his plans. He traded the house and lumber as part payment for 
sixty acres of farm land in Grover, but we still owed $1, 500 to the Afton 
State Bank. 

We had been very happy in Afton where we lived close by all of our 
loved ones. Arthur hauled milk to the creamery and cared for a band of 
horses for Arthur Burton for $40. 00 a month. I worked in Burton's 
Milinery department store. I made and sold the most beautiful creations 
in hats for three months each spring and the same in the fall. For this 
I received $20. 00 a month. This was good wages. 

In Grover we made many friends, farmed and raised cattle. I 
learned to use the sulky plow and to rake the hay. I drove the horses 
and loaded the hay while Arthur pitched it onto the hayrack. I also stakced 
the grain bundles as he tossed them onto the stack. 

The children attended school and made many friends. It was in 
Grover they had the childrens diseases and it was in Grover that we lost 
our darling two-year old baby Barlow Frederick. 

All through the years Arthur played his violin for dances and for all 
the entertainments in the valley. He'played in all of the ten wards. He 
was known throughout the territory as the one and only violinist in the 
valley. In later years he was paid one dollar an hour for playing for 
dances. This augmented our living a great deal. He did this all through 


the children's growing up years. 

Our move to Etna was not a happy one and proved to be a great loss 
to us. We bought a 120 acre farm and had raised a herd of high grade 
Holstein cattle and some horses. The first winter we had no snow so 
there was no water for the land and no hay for the cattle. We lived there 
for a few years, then sold the cattle and moved back to Afton. My health 
was very poor, we needed to be near a doctor. We stayed in Afton for 
the winter where our youngest, Lowell was born. In the summer of 1920 
we moved to Logan, Utah. The following spring we moved to Smithfield, 
Utah, where Arthur had a shoe repair shop. 

I was made president of the Religion classes which were held in 
Afton and Smithfield in the schools. We lived in Smithfield for two years 
then moved back to Logan in 1923. In Logan we bought and owned four 
different homes. We lived in three of them. 

Arthur was called as an ordinance worker in the Logan Temple. He 
labored there for nineteen and one half years when we moved to Salt 
Lake City, here he worked in the Church Offices for more than twelve 
years. He worked first as a caretaker and later as a receptionist in the 
Church Offices. 

For many years while we lived in Star Valley, Arthur was leader of 
an eight piece orchestra. They entertained the public for more than 
twenty years . 

We were active in the church organizations in the Logan Eighth Ward 
for many years, in Primary, Sunday School, Genealogy and Relief Society. 
We had much valuable experience and made many life long friends. 

We have bought and lived in three different homes in Salt Lake City. 

We had a wonderful celebration on our Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. 
All of our family, children, brothers and sisters were with us. We all 
met at Lindsey Gardens in Salt Lake, we held the party outside as the 
group was too large for the house. President David O. McKay came and 
spent an hour with us. This was a great pleasure to have him with us. 
The grandchildren were especially favored. 

We have done some Temple work and research work and now we are 
in the sunset of our lives. We have always been sweethearts. 

The 29th of August 1961 we had been married sixty years, we had a 
really big celebration. There were many more grandchildren and great 
grandchildren than there were at the fiftieth anniversary. We held the 
party on the back lawn of our home in Salt Lake. The family and relatives 
and friends all came again to see us and to wish us happiness. 

We have had sixty three years of mostly happiness together. We have 
known poverty, sorrow, economic struggle and now we have plenty to 
live on and some to spare. 


We have traveled all along the west coast of the United States and 
in 1961 we made a trip to Washington D. C. to visit with our youngest 
son, Lowell, and his family. We had a wonderful and exciting time with 
them and enjoyed sight seeing in our nation's capitol. 

With each of our moves we have improved our conditions and ex- 
periences and our happiness. 

Arthur has always been a kind and considerate husband and a good 
provider. He has always been dependable and examplary in his dealings 
with his fellowman. 

It was in February 1956 that I fell and broke my hip. Our family, 
Joe and Cleone cared for me. Also Sunny, our daughter, came and cared 
for me for two weeks. Arthur has always been wonderfully kind to me 
when I have been ill. 

Two months after the hip had been broken we took a plane to California 
where Sunny cared for me and later we went to Northern California 
where Lenna and George and families were very good to me. 

Joe and Cleone came for us in June. We arrived home to find all 
was well. In July we sold our nice comfortable triplex and moved to 
Afton, Wyoming to a small home we had there. 

In Afton we enjoyed the summers and rejoiced in the renewed friend- 
ship of brothers and sisters and childhood friends. 

We spent the winters in California. We went back to Salt Lake to 
live because there we can be useful. Arthur, although he is almost blind, 
and has been since the shock of my accident with my hip, is still able 
to do endowment work in the Temple and I do some research work in the 
Genealogical Library. 

We live in a house by the side of the road where family and friends 
are many and they are always welcome. We enjoy those who call on us 
and those who live nearby. We are happy here in serving our loved ones 
and our fellowmen. 

Arthur worked in the temple faithfully for m ny years, in 1$64 ne 
became ill with hardening of the arteries and a heart ailment and 
other compl icat ions. The doctors performed a mammoth exploratory 
operation on him from wiiicn he never recovered. "e lived for a few 
months but was never comfortao le nor haopy again. He passed away 
17 Jan. 1965. Many people came from a distance to the funeral , it 
was filled with relat ives and friends. He was buried in Star 
Valley wr.ere many friends came to the cemetery. He had lived in 
"alt Lane more than half of his life. 



Lenna (Z-l) married Wallace (b. 22 Aug. 1909 at Vernal, Uinta Co. , 
Utah, son of John G. Wimmer and Effie Howard) 27 March 1934 at Logan 
Temple, Logan, Cache, Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(2-1-1) Terry Gordon Wimmer b. 24 Mar. 1935 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

d. 27 July 1935 - Logan, Cache Co. , 
(2-1-2) Robert Osmond Wimmerb. 12 Feb. 1937 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

(2-1-3) David Roland Wimmer b. 3 Feb. 1938 - Logan, Cache Co., 

bp. 10 Feb. 1946 - T. 19 Mar. 1958 
m. 21 Jan., 1961 - Angela Katharina 

I was welcomed into the world on a cold snowy winter night by my 
loving parents at the home of my grandparents Joseph Call. The first 
eight years of my life I lived across the street from the Call Grands and 
one block from the Osmond Grands in Afton, Wyoming. 

I remember one experience I had when I was in the first grade. It 
was on May Day and I wanted to surprise mother with the lovely paper 
basket I had made in school. So I put some special candy in it and hung 
it on the door knob. I scampered around the corner of the house and 
peeked around to watch her surprise when she opened the door. It wasn't 
her surprise, it was mine, because around from the other side of the 
house came our little dog "Pug" and right up to that basket he ran. He 
snatched it off the door knob and sat down to examine the contents. I 
ran toward him to take my precious basket and he ran a little ways and 
sat down again. This time he sampled the candy. I just about caught 
him when he grabbed the basket and ran a little farther from me. To 
my horror he again ate a piece of that beautiful candy. I didn't catch 
him until every piece of candy was gone. I couldn't love that dog for a 
long time after that. 

It was always a pleasure to help my mother keep house. She was 
very kind and she has been my idol and my ideal. She has been my moti- 
vating power and my anchor. She has always been a very exceptional 
mother and friend. I am grateful for my father. He has been a good 
father to us all. He was very strict and expected obedience. 

I loved to gather may flowers and buttercups in the tithing office lot 
in the spring. I had a great respect for that tithing office and city block 
because my Grandfather Osmond was the Stake President and he stored 
the tithing in the building. The people paid their tithing in kind so there 
were all kinds of food stored there to be given to the people in need. 


I had whooping cough on my eighth birthday anniversary in February, 
so I was baptized on May 7,1911 by my Father and confirmed the same 
day in Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming. 

Right after this we traded our log home in Afton for a log home and 
a farm in Grover, Wyoming. The summers there were lovely. Mother 
raised large beds of beautiful flowers and a large vegetable garden. We 
ate rutabeggas, lettuce, milk, beans and rice most of the time. Mother 
made lovely bread and there was always plenty to eat. 

The winters in Grover were terrible. There was cold and snow for 
many months. Dad spent most of the winters working in the canyon 
where it was so cold the horses almost froze. 

Mother was the Primary President in Grover and I helped her. We 
also raised enough chickens to furnish eggs for the family. 

In 1916 we moved to Etna, Wyoming to another farm and a much 
better home. It was lovely there with the home nestled close to the 
mountain, with wild animals, strawberries and roses all through the 
forest. We worked in the church and dad played for dances and sometimes 
he would let me go with him to a dance. 

Mother worked very hard on the farm and soon she became very ill, 
so we left the farm and moved back to Afton. She was very sick for many 
months. It was in Afton at this time that I began high school at the Star 
Valley High. After one year we moved to Logan, Utah. There I really 
did have wonderful friends. I enjoyed school at Logan High, North Cache 
and Brigham Young High School. I danced and worked and climbed mountains, 
Life was good. 

After a few months we moved to Smithfield, Utah. While I was there 
I attended the North Cache High School, and here I was chosen as prettiest 
girl in school by the students. I was honored to be queen of the Junior 
Prom. Mother made me a beautiful dress for the occasion. That same 
year I was chosen to be the Goddess of Liberty for the Fourth of July 
celebration in Smithfield. 

We were extremely poor financially, but those were 'Golden Days'. 
I had rare and wonderful friends both boys and girls. We lived in small 
crowded houses. We washed in a small round tub and rubbed the heavy 
clothes on a wash board, ironed with irons heated on a coal stove. I 
was grown up when we got our first gasoline iron. It huffed and puffed 
and snorted but Mother loved it. I remember when we first got the 
gasoline lamp to replace the coal oil burners. We were really modern. 

I learned to work on the farm and to keep house and care for a 
family. We had to be extremely thrifty to exist. My sister Grace and I 
did house work for society ladies to get money to help keep food and 
shelter for the family. 

After a few months we moved back to Logan. After I graduated from 
high school I went to work at the Logan Journal, a newspaper office. I 


learned to operate a linotype. I worked at the linotype for many years, 
both in Utah and California. I also helped my mother in her confectionary. 
My sister and I had a confectionary in Preston, Idaho and later my husband 
and I had one there. 

In Dec. 1930 I was called to fill a mission for the church in the North 
Western States. I left Salt Lake 10 January, 1931. Wm Sloan was presi- 
dent. I spent 19 months in Portland, Oregon, Tacoma, Raymond and 
Olympia, Washington. After I arrived home to Logan I worked very dili- 
gently in the church. Times were very hard it was during the depression 
and my parents had gone without much to pay my way on that mission, 
they were very good to me. 

I attended my Grandparents Call Golden Wedding in Star Valley. In 
August 1933 I went to Ventura, California where I lived with my Aunt 
and Uncle, the Henries. I worked on two newspapers, I had a wonderful 
time. February 1934 I left Ventura and went to Oakland, California 
where I met Wallace Wimmer. In six weeks time we went to Logan, Utah, 
and were married. My mother sent us the money to come home and 
Grandpa Call gave us five dollars for a wedding gift so we could buy a 
marriage license. 

Wally had just finished 40 months as a stake missionary so we were 
both eager to go to work in the church organizations. We were kept busy 
in the ward and the stake. 

Wally got work for $12. 00 a week at Schramm- Johnsons Drug Store 
and on these wages we got our first baby and buried him and built a 
trailer house so we would have a home. We had two more babies and an 
operation during the next two years. Our experiences were trying but 
good for our growth. Things got better for us every year. 

We made a number of trips between Utah and California trying to find 
the place best suited for our needs so we could make a home. We lived 
in Oakland, Ventura, Los Angeles, Saticoy, Port Hueneme, California, 
Logan, Springville, Provo, Lindon and Salt Lake, Utah. We did adjust 
to conditions very readily and we idolized our two boys, Robert and David. 
We lost Terry when he was four months old. We buried him in Logan, 

We moved to Portland, Oregon in 1948 and were very happy there. 
Wally had a good job and we all worked in the church. Wally and I did 
missionary work, he was stake mission president in Portland Stake and 
Columbia River Stake, we also held other positions in the wards and 
stakes. The boys played for most of the organizations and we were very 
proud of them. It was a happy time for us. 

Wally's work entailed much traveling, he took us with him whenever 
possible. We saw much of the beautiful Northwest and visited many of 
the places of interest. 

We attended the Golden wedding of my parents and ten years later 
we attended their 60th wedding anniversary. We are very grateful for 


their beautiful and useful lives. 

After five years in Portland we moved to San Lorenzo, California. 
Here Wally and I established a new business, the "Wimmer Biological 
Service. " He worked closely with the doctors for ten years after which 
he took a partner and established the "Neo-Life Co. of America. It 
grew very fast. 

Wally was First Counselor in the Bishopric, and we had the privilege 
of attending the Dedication of the Los Angeles Temple. 

Wally was called to be Stake Mission President of the San Leandro 
Stake in 1962. He has held responsible positions in all of the church 
organizations. We have filled a number of Stake Missions. I have been 
counselor in Primary and President of the ward M. I. A. and taught many 

Now in 1963 our boys have graduated from college and have their 
Masters Degree. We have one wonderful daughter-in-law, Geli. 

Wally is President of his company and we travel through the U. S. 
at intervals. He gives lectures on the Endocrine Glands. He inspires 
thousands of people every year. 

We are deeply greatful to our parents for the heritage they gave us 
and to our Father-in-Heaven for His mercy and countless blessings 
that He has showered upon us and we are thankful for our wonderful 



Robert Osmond Wimmer, (2- 1-2) son of Wallace R. and Lenna Osmond 
Wimmer was born 12 Feb. 1937. He was a wonderful baby and his arrival 
had been awaited with great anticipation and joy. 

He had much difficulty in adjusting to food and conditions. At one 
time his life was despaired of but through the faith and prayers of his 
family and friends his life was spared. He was blessed by his father 
when he was eight days old and he was baptized at Provo, Utah 3 March, 
1945 by his father. 

Bob spent his first year at school in Port Hueneme, California, then 
he moved with his family to Springville, Utah, from there he went to 
Lindon, Utah, where he attended school. From there he moved with his 
family to Provo, Utah where they lived for a short time then they moved 
to Salt Lake City where he enjoyed school and learned to play the piano 
very well. 

After staying in Salt Lake for a short while the family moved to 
Portland, Oregon where he continued his music and became an accom- 
plished musician. He was very gracious and willing to help with his 
musical talent whenever he was needed in the church or in the community. 
He was kept busy. 

In Portland he received the Priesthood, he was president of the 
Deacons and Teachers quorums, and he became a scout. He took his 
scouting very seriously, he went the "second mile" in all of his under- 
takings. He became the first Eagle Scout in the District and in the 
Laurelhurst Ward when he turned 14 years old. He was chosen from 
among 2000 Scouts to be Aid to Arthur Shuck, Scout Executive of the 
World. This made him extremely happy. 

He spent his summers working at the Scout Camp Meriwether in 
Oregon. The winters he spent at school and scouting. He organized a 
group of boys and taught them Indian dances, they traveled many miles 
to put on entertaining programs of Indian dancing. He made beautiful 
feather costumes and Indian clothes all authentic. He took much pride 
in his membership in the "Order of the Arrow. " At Camp Meriwether 
he received much excellent training in many fields which he in turn taught 
to hundreds of boys. 

The highlight of his life was when he became an Eagle Scout. He 
arranged his own Court of Honor. It was very beautiful and impressive. 

Bob won special honors and awards in all of his undertakings. He 
is a perfectionist. He says if he can't be the best there is no use in 
starting a project. 

22 June, 1951 Bob attended the Golden wedding of his Grandparents 
Osmond. He was dressed to represent the bridegroom and his cousin 
Dawnell was dressed in the original wedding dress of the bride. Presi- 
dent McKay came and spent an hour with the family and the grandchildren 
had a chance to get acquainted with him. 


Bob loved to attend Grant High in Portland, he won many honors 
there. At one time he studied French during the noon hour and won the 
prize for getting the best grade in the Northwestern division in the 
French language. He also learned the Spanish language at the same time. 

Bob was very unhappy when his family moved from Portland to San 
Lorenzo, California. He went to the San Lorenzo high school for two 
years; he went to Camp Meriwether to the scout camp for the summers. 
He left for camp before the graduation exercises in 1955. His parents 
had to pick up his diploma and his other honors. He received two different 
scholarships and a gold cup from the Bank of America in the field of 
"Liberal Arts. " He received many other honors. 

16 September, 1955, Bob went to Provo, Utah to attend the Brigham 
Young College. That year he did not come home for Christmas. He 
spent the holiday in Banff, Canada where he attended the Olympics with 
his friends. This was his first Christmas away from home and the first 
Christmas our family had been divided at the holiday season. 

A mission call came to Bob 18 April, 1957. He worked in Hannover, 
Hamburg, Pinneberg then went to the Mission Home in Berlin where he 
spent two years as Assistant to President Robbins and as Superintendent 
of M.I. A. for the mission. While there he wrote three books to help in 
directing the youth conferences for the mission and did much for the 
Scouting program. He worked under three presidents. 

He was released from his mission 8 January, I960. He spent two 
months on a tour, much of this time he spent in the Alps in Switzerland 
where he skied with his friend. He visited many fantastic places in 
Spain and Italy and other places. 

Bob arrived home 4 March, I960 and brought a German boy friend, 
Manfred Ehrhardt with him. 

He did much speaking in the wards before he returned to Brigham 
Young to continue his schooling and to teach German there. He graduated 
in June 1962 with a grade average of 3. 9 which was the highest grade 
average in the college. He received many honors for this attainment. 
He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He has been active in the Folk dance 
organization, he did the solo numbers of the Russian dances. He loves 
the out-of-doors and the mountains. 

One of Bob's greatest thrills was when he climbed to the top of Mt. 
Hood in Portland, Oregon. He loves Mt. Timpanogos and has spent 
many happy hours there. 

Bob has been teaching German in the college ever since he came 
from Germany and has minored in Russian language. He will graduate 
22 Aug. , 1963 with his Masters degree, at that time he will go to Oregon 
to teach German and Russian in the schools there. 

Bob was ordained a Deacon 13 Feb. , 1949, a Teacher on 17 Feb. , 
1952, Priest 21 Feb., 1954, Elder 3 June, 1956, and Endowed 3 1 May, 



David(Z-l-3) married Angela (b. 5 July 1940 at Klagenfurt, Kaernten, 
Austria, daughter of Nikolaus J. Smoech and Angela F. Feuchter) 21 
January, 1961 at Los Angeles Temple. 

They had the following children: 

David arrived on a winter day. He had lots of black hair and enormous 
gray eyes. He was an adorable baby and seemed content to just be alive. 
When he was one year old he contracted Scarlet Fever and from then on 
for the next five years he was very sick. He was in the hospital more 
than he was at home. His life was despaired of many times but through 
faith and the prayers of his family and friends and by the grace of God 
his life was spared. 

He was baptized 10 Feb. 1946 in Provo, Utah by his father. 

When David was a few months old his family moved to Ventura, Calif. 
They stayed there for a few years then moved to Springville, Utah. 25 
August, 1940 they moved to Lindon, Utah onto a small fruit farm. It 
was here that David started his school. In 1945 they moved to Provo 
Utah to a pretty brick home at 244 North 2nd West. On the 5 June, 1946 
they moved to a large house in Salt Lake City on Laird Ave. It was here 
that he began his music career. He took piano lessons from Mrs. Janney. 
He practiced his music with his mind but his heart was with his little 
friends who played cops and robbers just outside his window while he 
practiced. He became an excellent musician. 

In a short time the family moved to an apartment in his grandparents 
home on "M " St. in the Ensign ward in Salt Lake City. This took place 
the 17 May, 1947. 

David attended the Ensign School, also his brother Bob did the same. 
The city schools celebrated Huck Finn day. Bob dressed David to rep- 
resent Huck Finn and he won the prize for the best Huck Finn costume 
in the city schools. The prize was a football. 

In 1948 he moved with his family to Portland, Oregon where he con- 
tinued his music, went to Rigler School, became a Deacon in the L. D. S. 
Church and a Scout. He became an Eagle Scout 11 Oct. 1952 when he 
was 14 years old. 

David played the piano for every organization in the church anf for 
many programs wherever his services were needed in the community and 
school. He played almost continually during the graduation exercises 
when he helped to put on a wonderful program for the school. He spent 
three years at San Lorenzo High School after he moved to California. He 
was an excellent student, he had many friends. He gave the valedictorian 


address at his graduation. He earned three scholarships also the gold 
cup award for "Fine Arts" from the Bank of America and several other 
valuable awards along with his scholarships. 

David worked at anything he could get to do during the summers such 
as mowing lawns and delivering mail, he saved his money and used it to 
pay his way at school at the B. Y. U. in Provo, Utah. 

While he was a scout he went to the Scout Jamboree in Southern 
California. That was a very important occasion in his life. 

David had the opportunity to attend the dedication of the Los Angeles 
Temple which was a very rare experience, and a wonderful one. 

After the family moved into the home on Paseo Largavista he painted 
two pictures which were placed on either side of the mantel and stayed 
there for many years. 

After he had attended college at Brigham Young University for two 
years he was called to the West German Mission to fill a mission for the 
Latter-day Saint church. He left Salt Lake 28 April, 1958, he stopped at 
LaHarve, France on his way to the mission field in Germany. He learned 
the German language very rapidly and was able to begin teaching the 
Gospel within the month after his arrival. 

During his mission he labored in Augsburg, Krefeld, Solingen, he 
was Branch President in Marburg which is a college town, he was called 
to work in the Mission Home in Dusseldorf as Supervisor of the M. I. A. 
and he was director of Publications for the mission. Nikki Smoech was 
his counselor. He stayed here until his mission was completed. 

He received permission from President Burton to spend a day with 
his brother Robert in the North German mission at a youth conference 
in Freusburg, they had not seen each other for two years. 

After David finished his mission he toured Europe, he visited the 
places of his choice which was Norway, Denmark, France, Germany and 
many other places of interest. He had a chance to travel a great deal 
during his mission because of his work with the youth. He arrived home 
on the plane just in time to rush to the Tri-Stake Center to give his 
mission report. He gave a most thrilling story. 

A few days after his arrival home he sent to Dusseldorf for his friend, 
Angela Katharina Smoech to come to California and become his wife. 
She was a convert to the L. D. S. church. She left her family in Austria 
and came to us bringing her love and sweet spirit and gentleness to fill 
our home and our hearts with happiness. She is a treasure of great 
worth. She came endowed with excellent training and a marvelous dispo- 
sition and she is beautiful. 

Angela arrived at his home in San Lorenzo 14 January, 1961 and was 
married to David in the Los Angeles Temple Zl January, 1961. They 
were accompanied by their parents and their Osmond grandparents. It 
was a wonderful day, they received many wonderful instructions. Grandma 


Lucy helped Geli make a lovely white satin wedding dress. 

A reception was held at the family home in San Lorenzo 27 Jan. , 
1961. Many wonderful friends came to bring them gifts and to wish them 

On 28 Jan. , 1961, David and Geli packed their gifts and went to 
Provo, Utah where David went to continue his college and Geli went to 
work as secretary for a lawyer. 

David graduated from Brigham Young University in August 1962. As 
soon as the graduation was over they went to the University of Texas where 
he had an assistantship to teach German while he studied to get his 
Master's Degree. Geli worked as secretary in the German Department 
of the University of Texas, she also attended school. 

They are both very much interested in the church and are doing much 
to help in the Austin ward. They do whatever they are called to do 
where ever they are and they have accomplished much good. 

David was ordained a Deacon 5 Feb. , 1950, Teacher, 22 Feb. , 1953; 
Priest 17 Oct. , 1954; Elder 5 April, 1957, by his father, W. R. Wimmer. 
He was also blessed and baptized by him. David was always President 
of his Priesthood quorums while he remained in them. 

They had the following children: 

(2-1-3-1) 7cot Rollnnd dimmer b. 4 Feb. 1964 -Austin, Travis Co. Texas 



(2-1-3-2) Kent Dauid .Simmer b. 25 Sept. 19&5 Fullerton, Orange Co. Cii 





George (2-2) married Lavon Harmon (b. 15 Dec. 1909, at Fairview, 
Lincoln Co. , Wyoming, daughter of Appleton Milo Harmon and Mary 
Eliza Child) 1 Feb. 1928, at Logan Temple, Logan Cache Co. , Utah. 
Lavon bp. 1 July, 1918. 

They had the following children: 

(2-2-1) Ruth Osmond b. 1 3 Nov. 1928 - Smithfield, Cache Co. , 


bp. 2 Oct. 1937 T 10 Sept. 1947 

m. 10 Sept. 1947 - Blaine Norman Wilson 

(2-2-2) George Eugene Osmond b. 19 Aug. , 1930 - Logan Cache Co. , 


bp. 15 Oct. 1941 - T 25 Jan. 1951 


(2-2-3) Dale Earnest Osmond b. 16 Jan. 1934 - Oakland, Alameda Co. , 


bp. 31 Jan. , 1942 -Con. 1 Feb. , 1943 

m. 15 June 1956 - Kathleen Ruby Farley 


George and I were both born in Star Valley Wyoming. We were both 
brought into the world by "Old Doc. West" as he was affectionatly called 
in his later years. The third common interest of our lives at that time 
was the fact that both our families moved away from Star Valley and 
many years later renewed their acquaintances at Smithfield, Utah, where 
the Osmond's lived for a year or two, and the Harmon's remained for 
many years. This is where George and I met for the first time. 

George grew up in Afton, Etna, and Grover, Wyoming where he had 
a wonderful childhood, doing all the wonderful things a city boy knows 
nothing about. He attended high school in Afton and Logan, Utah. He 
also attended the A. C. at Logan where he majored in electronics and 
engineering and was an excellent student. He also took several correspondent 
courses in that line that has helped him throughout his life. In these 
past years he has designee and built many pieces of equipment including 
a saw-mill that was in operation for four years. He designed and built 
an automatic front door maker with an electric beam that would assemble 
the parts together, which consisted of a wooden honey comb interior, 
and complete a full front door ready for the hard wear in exactly nine 
seconds. This was in operation in a cabinet shop until it was destroyed 
in a big fire a few years ago. 

George and I started dating in May 1927 and was married February 
1, 1928 in the Logan Temple. George worked for Ezra Lundahl and J. J. 
Edwards, who were continually vieing for his faithful service in their 
respective service stations. In the meantime we had two children, Ruth 
and Gene. 


In January of the year 1932, George and I came to California. It 
was the heart of the depression and times were very difficult. That first 
year was made bearable by two wonderful people. A widow lady named 
Zola Bloom and her spastic daughter named Clair who was just my age. 
We helped each other as both our needs were great. I don't know how much 
we did for them but, all of the assistance and friendly gestures we have 
shown to friends and relatives in these past thirty years have been our 
way of paying back the debt for what they did for us. 

January 1, 1933, just two days after the opening of a brand new 
service station (which George helped to build and which belonged to his 
boss Mr. Arney) George and Mr. Arney were in an accident. Mr. 
Arney, or Bill as we called him, spent the better part of the next eighteen 
months in the hospital. George was injured also but not hospitalized. 
He should have had a normal recovery period, but his sense of duty 
weighed heavily, and he ignored his own injuries. He suffered untold 
misery to stay on his feet and keep the new station from closing down. 
He took the full responsibility to keeping the business out of the red and 
feeding and caring for two families. Each family would take a five dollar 
bill out of the till and see who could make it last the longest, it was 
quite a contest I assure you. 

We knew what it was like to be hungry. Many was the meal with 
plain boiled macaroni or rice with only salt for seasoning. When we were 
real lucky we had a dab of margerine to put on it. Another thing that 
kept us alive was the dry beans cooked with only salt, pepper and a bay 
leaf for seasoning, and so much split pea soup we shudder yet to think 
of it. That first Christmas in California we had 75£ cash to spend yet 
it was one of the happiest times of our lives. 

Our son Dale was born in 1934, how we did welcome him. Mr. 
Arney improved, but even though he was badly crippled and still in a 
cast he eventually got back to the job in the service station, which George 
had managed to bring out of the red. In fact Mr. Arney came back to a 
thriving business and we were given a salary of $90. 00 a month. In- 
cidently, the business was legally in George's name as Bill was a gambler, 
he knew he could lose everything he had so he used George's name to 
insure his assets, knowing what an extremely trust-worthy person George 
was and he knew that George would never take advantage of the legal 
aspect. It turned out to be quite an arrangement as legaly Bill owned 
absolutely nothing and the county covered his lengthly and costly hospital 
and doctor bills . 

George had the usual reputation that followed him wherever he went 
as the loyal employee, the conscientious mechanic, doing his best under 
any and all circumstances. He was then and is yet respected and loved 
by all people who have had dealings with him over the years. 

In 1937 Bill loaned us five hundred dollars for a down payment on a 
home. The house payments were $25. 00 a month and we paid back the 
loan $25. 00 a month (interest free). Our salary was raised to $100. 00 
a month of which $50. 00 automatically went for the home leaving $50. 00 
to cover food, clothes, doctor, dentist, every need thai was ours. 


"Aid" in any form was never offered to us because we owned property 
(the station and a home) which disqualified us in the eyes of all charity 
ogranizations. The people we knew who were on W. P. A. and who were 
receiving commodities from the county had a great deal more to get 
along with than we did. 

There was a little second hand store in East Oakland where we 
bought all of our clothes. We jokingly called it the "Emporium" (which 
is the name of one of San Francisco's better stores. ) I learned lately 
that the children really thought that was the name of our store. 

The day finally came when our salary was raised to $125. 00 a month, 
We had one more payment to make on the $500. 00 loan. We could hardly 
wait to get it paid. We decided we would be real generous and pay one 
extra month to show our appreciation to Bill for the "interest free" loan, 
but we never did get the chance because that pay day Bill enticed George 
into a crap game and with a few shakes of the dice George was back in 
debt to Bill for $200. 00. Needless to say that when the last $25. 00 pay- 
ment was made on the $200. 00 we had lost all desire to show appreciation 
for an "Interest free" Loan. The $200. 00 was more than interest, it 
was a hard earned lesson and marked the beginning and the end of George's 
gambling career. 

In 1939 George went to work for General Motors Co. where he spent 
the happiest years of our lives. He worked eight hours a day five days 
a week, and got over time pay for over time work. Quite a change from 
the years of service station work which was 14 to 15 hours a day for 
seven days a week and Christmas and all holidays. 

The only outings we ever had as a family was taken during the years 
George worked for General Motors, we have many fond memories of those 
special times, and would have had more but World War II came along and 
General Motors closed down for defense work. 

The war years were not easy ones for us, yet we were most for- 
tunate in not being drawn into the service. We were very active in 
civilian defense. George was assistant night area warden and I was assis- 
tant day area warden. This required quite a lengthy training period, es- 
pecially in the war gases. 

Our home was open to those in the service. I had six nephews who 
were stationed near this area, they had an endless number of buddies 
who continued to beat a path to our door long after the nephews were 
gone. We helped to make life just a little bit easier for those home- 
sick youngsters from Utah and Idaho. Blaine Wilson, who later became 
our son-in-law was one of them. He was only 18 years old when he first 
came to our home. 

We bought a home for $2500. 00 which was in walking distance to 
where we needed to go. We lived in this house for 18 years. 

During the war George started to work for Claud T. Lindsey and has 
been with him to this time, 1963. They are in the contracting and building 
business. George has helped to build complete towns in many sections 
of California. George is now manager of the Lindsey Equipment Co. , 


which is a very responsible position. For many years the shop was lo- 
cated at Decota, California but this year it was moved to Santa Clara, 

We have held many different positions in the church. George has 
taught the Special Interest class in M. I. A. He drew a large crowd. He 
was in the Sunday School Superintendency, the children all loved him. 
He was instructor of Seventies Quorum. We had a wonderful Stake 
Mission together from 1953 to 1955. We brought in 38 converts. 

At the end of our mission we moved to Hayward to our new home, 
March, 1955. We served as Coordinators for new members, then George 
helped to establish the Senior Aaronic Priesthood school. In 1956, I was 
called to be Relief Society President. I served until January, 1958. 
Any success I may have had in this position is due completely to the 
wonderful support given to me by my husband. He was wonderful in every 
respect. There was never a complaint from him and he supported me 
every inch of the way. Without him I could never have done all the things 
that were expected of me at that time. 

Ever since we moved to Hayward, George and my nephew Claud Lee 
have worked together with the Senior Aaronic Priesthood. They have 
turned out a group of Elders that are a great credit to our Stake, two of 
them hold high Stake positions at this time. 

Several of these men have told me how George has influenced them 
and how grateful they are to him for his patience and understanding. 

We served on another Stake mission in 1959 and I960 and since that 
time I have been teaching the Social Science class in Relief Society and 
George has been chairman of the Investigators Committee. He is doing 
a very special job with his ward teaching. Several of his people have 
never allowed any one inside their home, or if any one did get in they 
were ordered out, but George is not only welcome in their homes but is 
able to give them the message. He has a wonderful gift for handling 
this type of work. 

Our children have always been and are still a great source of pride 
and joy. They have enriched our lives greatly. They never did give us 
a moments trouble and were ideal children. Their school teachers loved 
them and they were all outstanding children as they are outstanding indi- 
viduals today with the fine characteristic of integrity for which they are 
noted, and for which is an enviable distinction among their fellowmen. 

The childrens stories are forthcoming and will follow this one. 



Ruth (2-2-1) married Blaine (b. 14 Oct. 1 925 at Preston, Oneida, Co., 
Idaho, son of Wallace Wilson and Bertha Chadwick) 10 Sept. 1947 at 
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(2-2-1-1) Rebecca Sue Wilson b. 12 Aug. 1949 - Oakland, Alameda Co. , 


bp. 31 Aug. 1957 

m. 6 Sept. 1969 - "ichard Glenn Close 

(2-2-1-2) Melody Wilson b. 9 Sept. 1953 - Hayward, Alameda 

Co. , California 

bp. 24 Nov. 1961, Con. 2b Nov 196l 


(2-2-1-3) Jennifer Wilson b. 4 May, 1955 - Castro Valley, Alameda 

Co. , California 

bp. 7 July 19bJ>, Con. 7 July 196j 


(2-2-1-4) Timothy Blaine Wilson b. 13 June 1957 - Castro Valley, Alameda 

Co. , California 

bp. 31 July 19o5, Con. 1 Aug. 1965 



I was born in the home of my maternal grandparents in Smithfield, 
Utah on November 13, 1928. My parents moved to California when I 
was 3 years old. Gene, my younger brother, was then 18 months old. 

We lived in Berkeley for a short while then moved to East Oakland 
when a second brother, Dale, was born. 

I attended grade school at E. Morris Cox School. Even though I was 
quite shy, I had the lead in 2 plays during the sixth grade. I was extremely 
interested in music at an early age, especially the piano. As we had no 
piano, I was a real nuisance to any friends who did have one. I was so 
drawn to it that I drew a key board on the bottom of a cardboard box and 
this was my piano. 

A highlight of my life was when I danced a solo tap at the World's 
Fair in 1940. I learned to dance from a girl friend who was taking lessons. 

I attended Elmhurst Jr. High School and a highlight was the experience 
of being a Majorette. I began to develop a great desire to sing but lacked 
the needed confidence to try. 

After graduation from Jr. High, I attended Castlemont High School. 
I studied art and sewing during these years and began private voice lessons 
outside of school activities. 

I was very active in M. I. A. during these years and held stake offices 


in the M-Men Gleaner Organization. I was chosen queen of the Gold & 
Green Ball in 1946. 

I was introduced to Blaine Wilson at church. He was in the Navy at 
the time and stationed at Treasure Island. We begin singing duets to- 
gether and dated occasionally. 

Upon graduation from high school. I enrolled at San Francisco State 
College. To my surprise, Blaine, who was now discharged, had also 
enrolled under the G. I. Bill, and we enjoyed studying and singing together 
as we studied under the same voice teacher. 

We were married on Sept. 10, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple and 
made our first home in Alameda, California while Blaine continued school. 
We moved to Hayward, California 2 years later where we have remained. 

At the present time we have four wonderful children; Rebecca Sue, 
age 13; who is a good musician and pianist and an "A" student; Melodie, 
age 9; who also is studying the piano and sings; Jennifer, age 7; a good 
singer and a lovely voice, and Timothy Blaine, age 5 who can already 
pick out lovely original melodies on the piano. 

Blaine and I are now building our second home and are always very 
busy singing either solos, duets, or participating in programs with other 
musical organizations. During 1962 we presented four full concerts and 
have sung throughout the area and at well known places such as the 
Clarmont Hotel - Berkeley, Castlewood Country Club, Pleasanton, Senator 
Hotel - Sacramento, Flamingo Hotel - Santa Rosa, Lake Merritt Hotel - 
Oakland. At present we are scheduled for a concert in Fresno and are to 
appear at the Redwood Empire Fair in Ukiah. 

Both Blaine and I became Master M-Men and Golden Gleaner in 1955. 
My positions in the church have been as choir director, Primary President 
and teacher. At the present time, I am Primary Stake Chorister, which 
gives me the privilege of directing a Primary Stake Chorus of children 
at the Stake Conference annually. 

My desire for the future is to further by education by attending the 
state college now established in our city. To improve my talents to the 
best of my ability; as a musician, and as a wife and mother, to work to- 
gether with my husband that we may raise our children in harmony and 
righteousness, that the world might be just a bit brighter because of our 
presence here on earth. 



(2-2-1-1) Rebecca married Ricnard (b. 

son of David B. Close and 6 Sept. 196y at Oakland, 

Alameda Co., Calif. 

They had the following children: 


George Eugene (2-2-2) born in Logan, Cache Co. , Utah, 19 -Aug. , 
1930, son of George Arthur Osmond and LaVon Harmon. Blessed 7 
Dec. 1930. 

I was baptized into the Latter-day Saint Church by John G. Wimmer 
and confirmed a member by James Martin, Endowed 25 Jan. , 1951. 

I was a leader in the church activities and enjoyed whatever I was 
called to do. 

My mother's sister, Alta and her husband James Johnson were our 
very good friends. They came often to see us and prayed with us many 
times . 

I was very much interested in school. I finished high school with 
high honors. 

I had my first year of college at University of California and my 
second year at U. S. A. C. at Logan, Utah. 

I helped with the Scout program in the Elmhurst ward in Oakland, 

My Bishop hired me to help take care of the gardens at the public 
schools . 

I love music and have collected many beautiful records. 

About the time my Sister Ruth got married, I was called on a mission 
to Uruguay, South America. I think I was called to this particular 
mission because I had a good knowledge of the Spanish language. 

We found exceptionally fine people in Uruguay, they had high spiritual 
understanding. They spoke the Castaillano language, which is a dialect 
of the Spanish language. 

We taught the boys in Montevideo to play basketball. We did a lot 
of good work with the young folks there. 

The older Catholic people gave us much trouble. 

Santa Lucia was one of my favorite towns. I made one trip to Buenos 
Aires, Argentina, the people there were not ready for the gospel at that 
time. We went to Rio de Janerio, Brazil, that is. Undoubtedly the most 
beautiful city in the world. 

I spent almost three years doing missionary work in South America. 
I became ill and was given an honorable release. 

I returned to my home in California on an airplane. I went to a 
hospital as soon as I arrived home and I have been there ever since that 
time. This spring of 1963 I have left the hospital and am living at home 
with mother and dad. 



Dale (2-2-3) married Kathleen (b. 12 Sept. 1936 at Denver, Denver 
Co. , Colorado, daughter of Phillip Sydney Farley and Agnes Hansen) 15 
June, 1956 at Oakland, Alameda Co. , Calif. 

They had the following children: 

(2-2-3-1) Christina Ruth Osmond b. 12 Aug. 1957, Oakland, Alameda 

County, California 
d. 16 Aug. , 1957, Oakland, Alameda 
County, California 
(2-2-3-2) Phillip Eugene Osmond b. 23 June, 1961 Oakland, Alameda 

County, California 

This paragraph is added by Grandmother Lucy I. Osmond. "As a 
lad Dale would often write to me. As I remember he told me of his 
school and how he enjoyed it and was an A student in most of his classes. 
He was industrious and was often earning his spending money by helping 
a florist who lived just around the corner from his home. On one of 
our yearly visits with George's family, Dale was running a paper route. 
He had a nice German police dog that was really a pal for him and would 
help deliver the papers. Dale would give the paper to the dog, tell him 
the name and off he would go by himself and deliver the paper on the 
step, and return for another paper. He was very proud to be told to do 
it. He was very trustworthy. He did many smart acts to show off and 
get attention. 

Dale graduated from Castlemont High School on 13 June, 1952. It 
was here he met the former Kathleen Ruby Farley who became his wife, 
15 June, 1956. 

Kathleen is the daughter of Phillip and Agnes Farley, born 12 Sept. , 
1936 at Denver, Colorado. She is also a graduate of Castlemont High 
School in 1955. 

Dale attended Oakland Junior College for two years where he studied 
Industrial Traffic. At this time he was working for Stokley Van Camp 
Co. Then he worked for Durkee Famous Foods as Traffic Co-ordinator. 
From there he became a salesman for Garrett Freightlines and now to 
Los Angeles, Seattle Motor Express in the same position. With each 
change it meant an advancement. 

During this time he and Kathy have had their ups and downs. First 
they had a lovely daughter, Christina Ruth, both 12 August, 1957 and 
died 15 Aug. 1957. After this they tried twice to have a family only to 
fail until on 23 June, 1961 when Philip Eugene was born. This, of 
course is the greatest joy of their lives. 

During the first year they had the opportunity to fly to Cocoa Beach, 
Florida where Kathy's family reside. Her father works on Cape Canaveral 


where he was able to take Dale out to see the many missiles. While 
there Dale was able to see the Satern Rocket (the one which will be used 
to carry a man to the moon) fired successfully. He was able to go 
through this missile and examine the giant rocket motors. 

After the launching Dale was invited to attend a party given for the 
people involved with the launching. He met Dr. Van Braun, Dr. DeBius 
and many other famous missile men. The trip was a real wonderful 
experience and truly enjoyed. 

At the present time they are contemplating a big move to Florida 
where Dale will work at Cape Canaveral 1 July, 1963. 

They had the following children: 

(2-2-3-1) Christina Ruth Osmond b. 12 Aug. 1957 -Oakland, Alameda Co. 

Cal ifornia 
d. lb Aug. 1957 -Oakland, Ala. Co. Cal. 

(2-2-3-2) Phillip Eugene Osmond b. 23 June 19 GU -Oakland, Ala. Co Cal. 




(2-2-3-4) haul David Osmond b. 2U Feb. 1967 -Hayward, Ala Co. Cal. 



(2-2-3-3) Sean Farley Osmond b. 5 June 1964 -Oakland, Ala. Co. Gal. 





Grace (2-3) married Ronald (b. 26 Apr. 1910, at Los Angeles, L. A. , 
County, California, son of James Joseph Sholto Bute and Edna May 
Foulkes) 27 May, 1932 at Los Angeles, L. A. Co. , California. 

They had the following children: 

(2-3-1) Bonnie Lee Bute b. 21 Jan., 1933 - Los Angeles, L.A. Co., 


bp. 31 Jan. , 1942 

m. 8 Aug., 1953 - James Thomas McDonald 

(2-3-2) Sharon Arlane Bute b. 5 Aug. , 1938 - Los Angeles, L.A. Co., 


bp. 13 Aug. , 1946 

m. 1 Jan., 1955 - Wm. Henry Watkins 

m. 16 Jan. , 1958 - Richard Palmer 

(2-3-3) Joseph Ronald Bute b. 18 July, 194 1 - Los Angeles , L.A. Co., 


bp. 6 Aug. , 1949 

m. 22 July, 1961 - Sharon Pritchard 


Grace (2-3) married Howard Easton Spencer (b. 29 Nov. , 1893 at 
Rivera, L. A. Co. , California, son of Walter Derwin Spencer and Elizi- 
beth Easton) 28 Nov. , 1947 in Yuma, Arizona. ) 

One of the first things I remember is my Grandfather Osmond's 
gloves, they were made of leather and lined with fur. I must have been 
very young because it seemed that I had to reach a long way up to my 
Grandfathers hand. He and I were walking down a snow covered side- 
walk in Afton, Wyoming. 

I was born in Afton, but very soon after that we moved to a small 
town a few miles north of Afton, called Grover, Wyoming. We lived 
there for several years. I have many wonderful memories of Grover. 
Some of them were sad, but most of them were very happy. I learned 
many valuable things while we lived there, love for the family, loyalty, 
etc. We did not have much money but we were wealthy in the things that 
really count. My parents were very wise and wonderful. I am always 
so greatful for them and the way they taught me. 

I loved to go down the long lane to the pasture and bring the cows 
home for the night and gather wild flowers and mushrooms on the way. 

After a few years we moved to a small town 20 miles north of Grover, 
called Etna. Here we lived on a large ranch. Our home was located at 
the foot of a mountain and a fairly large stream of water ran just behind 
the house. Many wild animals came to drink from the stream. I loved 
living there and I had many friends. We lived here during the great "flu 
epidemic". Some of our friends and neighbors did not survive the dread 


We lived here for only a few years then we moved back to Afton 
where we lived for just a short time then we moved to Logan, Cache Co. , 
Utah. Here I remember clearly of this period of my life is that I was 
in a little play that the school put on. I fell desperately in love with the 
leading man. It did not do much good, he did not seem to know that I 
even existed. His name was Reid Johnson. 

Our next move was to Smithfield. I had a wonderful time there. I 
had many friends and I loved the school. I was in the fifth or sixth 
grade, I am not sure which, but the thing that I remember most was the 
wonderful year that I participated in a music contest. It lasted most of 
the year. We learned between 150 and 200 pieces of classical music. 
We learned the name, composer, melody, if they were from an opera, 
the nationality of the composer etc. This taught me a great deal about 
music appreciation. I was one of three chosen to represent our school 
in the final contest. Our school won. 

I think we only lived here for a year or so, then we moved back to 
Logan. We made many moves, in fact, I remember my Dad saying that 
when my mom got a certain look in her eye, our belongings just auto- 
matically began getting ready to put into boxes and to be moved again. 

I attended the Logan High School. My mother was a manager of a 
confectionary shop, I worked for her. I met many interesting and some 
famous people there. I remember meeting John Philip Sousa and several 
members of his famous band. They were wonderful people. 

About this time my sister Lenna (2-1) made a trip to Los Angeles, 
California. She had been there before, this time she let me go with her. 
I fell in love with Southern California and I knew that I would never be 
happy until I lived there. I went back to Logan for a short while, then to 
Salt Lake where I studied at a business college. While I was at the 
college I was badly injured in an automobile accident. I received an injury 
in my back that caused me much pain for many years. 

It wasn't long after this that my sister Lenna and I went to Preston, 
Idaho where we managed a confectionary store for W.F. Jensen. This 
was great fun, we had a wonderful time and met people from all over the 
world. We worked here for about one year, then my sister went on a 
mission for the Latter-day Saint church and I went back to Salt Lake City 
to finish business college. I stayed there only a short time, then went 
back to Los Angeles, California. This was in 1929. I have lived in 
Southern California most of the time since then. 

During the next few years I had many interesting jobs. I did some 
modeling and worked as extra in several movies. That was lots of fun. 


One year after I married Ronald Bute my lovely Bonnie (2-3-1) was 
born. She was a most wonderful child. Six years later my second daughter, 
Sharon Arlane (2-3-2) (Skippie) came and she was a real little doll. I 
was so proud of my children. My marriage was not a happy one and a 
few months before my son Joseph was born, I divorced Ronald. 

The next few years were very difficult. Part of the time I was in 


Salt Lake. My dear parents and brothers and sisters were so good to 
help me during those unhappy years. My children were my greatest 
happiness as they always have been. I adore them. I lived in Salt Lake 
for a few years then the children and I came back to California where 
we lived on an orange ranch in Pico Rivera. We lived in a huge, inter- 
esting old house with 16 rooms in it. Soon after this I became very ill 
for a long time. My mother and father came to stay with me at this 
time, they cared for my children. 

After I got well I began going out with Howard Spencer. He lived 
on an orange ranch just across the street from ours. He was a wonder- 
fully good man. I had known him for about eight years. At this time 
both he and I were working for the Shepard Tractor Co. 

After a few months Howard and I were married and we moved into 
his lovely big home. His mother had passed away shortly before this 
and his father was still living. He was "Uncle Walt" to everyone, we 
all loved him very much. He died about four years after Howard and I 
were married. He was eighty-five years old. We missed him a lot. 

Bonnie married Jim McDonald when she was nineteen. She had 
graduated from Fullerton Junior College. She was a fine student. We 
had hoped she would go on to school. She was studying to be a medical 

My first job in the church was Secretary of the Relief Society. Then 
I was a counselor in the primary for awhile, then I taught the Bee Hive 
girls for awhile, after that I went back to the Relief Society where I 
served as a counselor to three different presidents. 

Sharon (Skippie) married William Henry Watkins, her baby boy and 
Bonnie's baby boy were born just eleven days apart. We were so happy 
with our two little grandsons. Two years later Bonnie's little Joe Patrick 

Sharon (Skip's) marriage was an unfortunate one, we had it annulled. 
She and her small son Ralph lived with us while she went to work. 

In 1958 we took over a small manufacturing plant in Los Angeles. 
This is called "Rid-Ring Chemical Co. , " we still have it. 

Sharon (Skippie) married Dick Palmer January 16, 1958. 

Bonnie had her third son, little Mike, one year after Joe Patrick. 
He is a beautiful boy. Two years later she had Jerry Scott and he is a 
darling. Four little boys and they do keep Bonnie plenty busy. 

(Sharon (Skip's) little girl Shelley came in May I960. She had dark 
hair and blue eyes and she is full of mischief. She is so much fun to 
have. Two years later Baby Tiffany came, she is such a wonderful baby. 
Now we have six grandsons and two granddaughters. 

In December 1961 we sold the big home where Howard had lived for 
more than fifty years. Many changes have come to the community. The 


estate had been sold and subdivided and what had been our lovely orange 
ranch was now a small village of sixty homes and a beautiful Mormon 

We moved into East Whittier, near Bonnie and Skip. We see our 
grandchildren most every day. For this we are grateful. 

My son Joe was married in July, 1961. He married lovely little 
Sharon Pritchard and moved to Salt Lake to live. They have a darling 
little boy named Kelly, he has bright red hair. 

August 1961, I was released from my work in the Relief Society. 
I was set apart as a Stake Missionary. That keeps me busy because 
Howard has not been well for the past three years. However I do en- 
joy my missionary work and all of my work in the church. Life is good. 



Bonnie (2-3-1) married James (b. 18 Sept. 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, 
son of Joseph Frances Hazard and Irene Catherine Goodine) 8 Aug. , 
1953 in Rivera, L. A. Co. , California. 

They had the following children: 

(2-3-1) Mitchell James McDonald b. 17 Aug. 1955, Whittier, L. A. , 

Co. , California 
bp. 2 Nov. 1963 - Pico "iv^ra, Cal. 
(2-3-2) Joseph Patrick McDonald b. lOct. 1957, Whittier, L. A. , 

Co. , California, 
bp. 6 Nov. 19&b- whittier, Cal. 
(2-3-3) Michael Terrance McDonald b. 14 Oct. 1958, Whittier, L. A. 

Co. , California 
bp^> Nov. 19o6 - Wnittier, Cal. 
(2-3-4) Gerald Scott McDonald b. 19 Oct. I960, Whittier, L. A. 

Co. , California 
bp. 5 J<^\y 19&9 



1 was born during the depression. My mother and father were 
living with my grandmother in Los Angeles at the time and from what 
I've heard times were pretty rough for everyone, but that didn't stop my 
arrival on Jan. , 21, 1933. 

Three months after I was born there was a severe earthquake which 
leveled parts of Long Beach. We were living on the second floor of an 
apartment house and when everything started to sway my mother grabbed 
me and ran outside. Our building didn't come down but many others did. 

We moved around so much while I was growing up it is hard for me 
to remember just which schools I went to at what times. I always liked 
school and made good grades. I graduated from Whittier High School 
m 1949 and went on to Fullerton Junior College where I graduated in 
1952. I took a year off from college to work before I graduated. 

Most of the time I saw growing up, my mother had to work so I took 
on a lot of responsibility for keeping up the house and caring for my 
younger brother and sister. In fact, I guess I was more like a mother 
to them than a sister, for a time. I never did have too much in common 
with them until after we were grown up. Since my sister has married and 
had children we are very close and get along very well together. 

While I was growing up my father ; s mother, Grandma Dodie, lived 
on an orange ranch in Rivera, California. I remember how I used to love 


to stay at the ranch and just walk through the orange grove in my bare 
feet or ride on the tractor when my grandpa cultivated, or squish around 
through the mud when he irrigated the trees. When I think back on how 
much this little bit of country life meant to me, it makes me regret that 
my boys live in the city and aren't able to get close to nature. 

While I was in my last year at Junior College I met Jim McDonald. 
He worked for the telephone company (and still does. ) We became en- 
gaged and after I graduated from college I went to work as a service 
representative for the local telephone company. Jim and I were married 
August 8, 1953 in my mother and stepfather's home in Rivera by Bishop 
Charles Choate. I continued to work until Mitchell James, my first boy 
arrived. He was born August 17, 1955. Next came Joseph Patrick, 
October 1, 1957. A year later Michael Terrance was born on October 
14, 1958. My fourth little boy, Gerald Scott was born October 19, I960. 

We live in a comfortable three bedroom tract home in East Whittier. 
With four boys in the house things are never quiet. I am active in Church 
and am teaching in Primary at present. I am trying to raise my boys 
to be active church members too. Since my husband isn't a member it 
presents a few problems but I am sure things will work out all right. 



Sharon (2-3-2) married William (b. 19 Apr. 1933 in Arkansas, son 
of Floyd Jefferson Watkins and Elizabeth Selby) 1 Jan. , 1955 in Las Vegas, 
Clark Co. , Nevada. 

They had the following children: 

(2-3-2-1) Casey Ralph Watkins b. 28 Aug. 1955 Whittier, L. A. , Co., 



Sharon (2-3-2) married Richard (b. 13 Mar. 1939, at Forest Lake, 
Washington Co. . Minnesota, son of Ralph Palmer and Dorothy Yvonne 
Conklin) 16 June, 1959 in Peco-Rivera, L. A. Co., California. 

They had the following children: 

(2-3-2-1) Casey Ralph Palmer b. 28 Aug. 1955 Whittier, L. A. , 

Co. , California 

bp. 2 Nod. 196j> - Pico ""ivera, Cal. 


(2-3-2-2-) Shelley Colette Palmer b. 6 May I960, Whittier, L.A., 

Co. , California 

bp. 2 June 1968 knittier, Cal. 


(2-3-2-3) Tiffany Palmer b. 26 April 1962, Whittier, L. A. , 

Co. , California. 

bp. • ..._ '7 JO 



Sharon was christened 1 Jan. , 1939. Richard was baptized 22 Nov. , 


Oddly enough I arrived on my birthday - August 5, 1938. The first 
place I remember living in was a white frame house on 8th Avenue in 
Los Angeles. The backyard of this house was full of interesting things 
including a green house in which I played all sorts of games with my 
friends and my brother and sister. 

Memories aren't too clear as to where we went from there. I do 
remember living in Salt Lake City for a year or so. I believe I attended 
kindergarten and second grade in Utah. I recall one bright day when we 
left for school in light clothing. During school we had such a snowstorm 
that the buses were unable to run. Home was about a mile away and I 
had to walk it in patent leather buckled shoes. By the time I reached 
home I was sure my feet were frozen solid, but they wern't. 



(2-3-2) Sharon married Michael (b. 17 Aug. 1944, son of 
Hobart Everett Drake and Lenore Timis) 17 Apr. 197'-), Los 
Angeles, L.A. CO., Calif. 

They had the following children: 


We also lived in a small house in California. It was located behind 
a big 16 room house in the middle of an orange grove. This is one of 
the few times I can remember our dad living with us before he and mom 
were divorced. It was while we lived here that my sister sat on me 
while my grandma Dodie pierced my ears. I had trouble with sore ears 
for a year after that. 

Grandma Dodie and Pa (Howard Abbott) lived on the next ranch and 
we used to run through the grove and arrive at their house for break- 
fast quite often. These were the best breakfasts that I can ever remem- 

The next place I recall living in was the big 16 room house I mentioned 
before. Here, my mom, brother, sister and I spent many a scary 
evening listening to the coyotes howl. To add to the erriness there was 
an owl that used to enjoy watching us through the window at night. It 
was here also that mom because very ill and had a serious operation. 

In 1947 mom married Howard Spencer and we moved to the orange 
ranch across the boulevard. This was a beautiful place and Howard was 
so good to us. Here we had pets and good friends that I will never for- 
get. It was here also that I reached my teens and made the amazing 
discovery that I knew more than anyone else in the world. This being the 
case, I surely needed no advice. As a result of this little discovery I 
was married at the age of 16, had my dear little Ralphie at the age of 
17 and my folks had the marriage annuled when I was 18. 

I then worked at 2 or 3 different places. It was while I was working 
at Rivera School District that I married Richard (Dick) Palmer. We 
are both 24 now and have two precious little girls, Shellie and Tiffany. 
Dick adopted Ralphie and the 5 of us live in Whittier, California at the 
present time. We have been married for a little more than 4 years, 
and though the road is rocky, we are still on it. 



Joseph (2-3-3) married Sharon (b. 23 Oct. , 1943 at Marquette, 
McPehrson Co. , Kansas, daughter of Lewis H. Pritchard and Mabel 
Mildred Evans) 22 July 1961 at Los Angeles, L. A. Co. , California. 

Sharon uxis baptized 2 Nov. 19&3 - "hi ttier, Cal. 
They had the following children: 

(2-3-3-1) Kelley Joseph Bute b. 20 Apr. 1962 - Salt Lake, S. L. 

Co. , Utah 

Ronald Joseph Bute 

Joe was born July 18, 1941. He was a dear little blonde boy, just 
what we had hoped for. Things were rather difficult though, at this time 
there was no father in the family, (his father had a drinking problem, 
and was impossible to live with), so as soon as I was able I had to go to 
work to support Joe and his two sisters. 

We got along alright until I became too ill to work, so I took the 
family and moved to Salt Lake City where my dear mother and father 
cared for the children while I worked. They sold their home and bought 
a real nice duplex so that we could have a place to ourselves. 

Joe was a darling little boy and his grandmother grew to love him 
very much. 

We lived very near to a hospital and after my regular work, I would 
go to the hospital and work. I was studying to be an X-Ray technician. 
One day 1 happened to look down the hall and I saw a little blonde boy in 
a sun suit, who looked familiar, sure enough, it was Joey, and he had 
come to look for me. Soon after that he fell out of his little wagon and 
broke his collar bone. One of my good Dr. friends fixed it up for him 
and he was soon as good as new. 

We moved back to Whittier California and lived on an orange ranch. 
There was a huge old house, it had 16 rooms in it, and it was located 
right in the middle of the orange grove. This is where we lived. At 
night it was very dark and eerie, it seemed as though we were in the 
middle of a large forest with nothing but owls, coyotes etc. for company. 
We loved it though, the children and I lived here all alone. Once when they 
were irrigating the orange grove, Joe decided to go visit his grandmother 
who lived on the adjoining ranch. He got so bogged down in the mud that we 
had to pull him right out of the little boots he was wearing. 

When Joe was 6 years old I married Howard Spencer who lived on the 
ranch across the street. We lived in his beautiful home with his father 
who was a wonderful old gentleman whom everyone loved and called "Uncle 
Walt. " He and Joe used to play chess together. 
(2-3-3-2) Daniel Scott Bute . 2t June 1967-LaMarrida, California 


7 -84- 

Life was good on the ranch, but I am afraid we spoiled Joe. He had 
too much too soon. 

This area started to build up about that time, and soon the ranch 
was sub-divided and part of it sold, and a big high school was built on 
what had been the ranch adjoining ours. We sold part of our land to the 
L. D. S. church, and they built a beautiful chapel right next door to our 

As the area built up there were a few undesirable people came, as 
is the usual thing, but unfortunately Joe made some friends that were a 
bad influence for him and soon he dropped out of high school which he 
has since learned to regret. He loved cars and was very good at mechanics, 
If the schools would provide special training for boys at this period, 
that would keep them interested and occupied. I think it would be of great 

Joe worked at a factory where they built furniture and he did very 
well. He was a very efficient and intelligent worker. He married Sharon 
Pritchard July 22, 1961. He had just turned 20. They went to live in 
Salt Lake City where he worked at building furniture. Their little son 
Kelley Joseph was born in Salt Lake City, and when he was about 9 
months old they returned to California, and are at present living in 

Sharon Pritchard Bute 

When I was a small child I loved to climb. There was a lot of boxes 
piled by the work house and I found that I could get one on top of the other 
until I could climb to the top of the building. We lived with my aunt on 
her ranch near Fresno. There was my father myself and a brother and 
sister younger than I was. Our mother had gone away and left us. They 
had horses that were so gentle they let me ride them. I thought it great 

Soon we went to live with my grandmother Pritchard at Los Angeles 
In 1950 my father secured a home in Rivera, California and I attended tl 
Mary Miller school for seven years, when I graduated from g 
Later 1 attended El Rancho High School but I did not graduate. 

rade school. 

On July 22 I married Joseph Bute. We had a lovely wedding in his 
mother's beautiful home in Pico Rivera. Immediately after this we drove 
to Salt Lake City where we located a cozy three room apartment up 
several flights of stairs. Here we unpacked our belongings and had our 
first meal together in our own home. We were very happy and I enjoyed 
keeping our little home pleasant and attractive. I loved to cook and made 
good meals for my husband. 

Our baby son arrived promptly on schedule, 20 April, 1962 at the 
Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. Joe is a good wood worker 
and was fortunate to get a good steady job just a day or so after our arrival 
in Salt Lake City. We both were homesick for California and our people, 
so in January of 1963, we packed our household belongings took a bus 
back to Sunny California. 



Joseph (2-4) married Cleone (b. 5 May 1916 at Logan, Cache Co. , 
Utah, daughter of Isaac Denton Rogers and Maurine Frederick) 15 Sept. , 
1937 at Logan, Cache County, Utah. Temple 

They had the following children: 
(2-4-1) Dawnell Osmond 

(2-4-2) Luci Beth Osmond 

(2-4-3) Joseph Roger Osmond 
(2-4-4) Ariel Lynn Osmond 
(2-4-5) George Bryan Osmond 

(2-4-6) Gayle Osmond 

(2-4-7) Farel Matthew Osmond 

b. 23 Sept. 1938 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 28 Sept. , 1946 

m. 23 Feb. , 1957 - Gary Lee Parkin 
b. 12 July, 1940 - Logan Cache Co. , 

bp. 31 July, 1948 

m. T. 29 August 1958 - Wayne Paulsen 

b. 23 Nov. 1943 - Salt Lake City, Utah 
bp. 27 Nov. 1951 

b. 5 Apr. 1945 - Salt Lake City, Utah 
bp. 29 May 1954 

m - 19k8 - Beuerleu Ann Farnsworth 


b. 3 Jan. , 1948 - Murray, Utah Co. , 

bp.2 Feb. , 1957 
b. 21 Dec. , 1950 - Murray, Utah Co. , 

bp. 3 Jan. , 1959 

b. 11 Mar., 1961 - Salt Lake City, Utah 
bp. ^'> Mar. 19&9 - bountiful , Davis Co. Ut. 

At last my father gave his consent and mother nodded agreement. I 
didn't wait longer for a change of mind, I tore off across the fields, my 
face turned toward the trees and hills to the east of the valley. I was five 
years old and rich. With a lunch in my pocket, what could be better? 
The day was all mine. 

This is the way I always felt. To be alone, or with a dog as a com- 
panion. I liked to fish in the streams or roam the hills surrounded by the 
quaking aspens and wild roses. 

Other memories dear to my heart are the stories my mother would 
read to me and my brothers and sisters. When she got sleepy I would 


run for a drink of water for her so she could wake up and read just a 
little more to us. I can recite many poems she taught us children 
during our childhood. 

I was born at the home of my Grandparents Joseph Call, in Afton, 
Lincoln Co. , Wyoming. The second son and fourth child in a family of 

I always loved books, as a small child I would spend many hours 
looking through the book cupboard in the Grover home. 

When I was seven years old the family moved to Logan, Utah. Here 
I became ill. I didn't respond to any treatment that mother gave me. 
Finally she decided I was homesick for our home in Grover. When she 
asked me if I would like to go on a picnic out to the streams and go to see 
the flowers, I jumped out of bed right away and did not complain again 
about being sick. The family was living in Smithfield, Utah at this time. 

When the family moved back to Logan I attended Brigham Young 
training school and high school at the Logan High. The call of the fields 
or just plain being seventeen may have prompted my walking past the 
school and on to the pastures of West Logan. Up to this time I had been 
a very good student, and because of this mother was able to talk me into 
going back to high school. Principal Harding reluctantly permitted me to 
come back. I was able to make up some of the work I had missed. The 
rest I made up my first year in college. 

While we lived in the Sixth ward in Logan I became a scout. George 
Moench was scout master. To make money for the scouts he had us 
sell 'Honey Cream. ' This was my first real job as a salesman. 

My next job was to deliver newspapers for the Herald Journal in 
Logan, for seven long years on a route seven miles long. My route took 
me close to the mountains. One day while riding my bike and delivering 
papers along second north and seventh east I saw a house that was for 
sale. I looked it over and decided my Dad and Mother should see it. It 
had a foundation under it, and a big porch on the front. A few months 
later the house was ours and we became members of the Eighth ward in 

My activities in church, besides attending to the regular meetings was 
in drama, scouting, and some teaching in Sunday School. I became an 
Eagle Scout and Scout Master in the Eighth Ward. I was in the Sunday 
School Superintendency to Harold Powell for a number of years. 

The summer of 1929 I went to Idaho to work in the beet fields. It 
was my first experience away from home and the family. My companion, 
Earl Jorgensen, and I worked from sun up to sun down. We thought our 
backs would never be straight again. Our employers left for a few days. 
They said we could milk the cow and gather the eggs and use all we wanted. 
We made rice puddings and ate and lived like kings. After a summers 
work we came home brown as nuts and $58. 00 richer. 

In 1936 I went to Preston, Idaho to help my sister Lenna and her 


husband Wallace Wimmer in a cafe. While I was in Preston I worked 
with a plumber part time. This training has been and still is usefull in 
the work I am doing. 

From the time I was in high school I had been working part time in 
the Laurel Wheat Company for George Moench. Then in 1930 Mr. Moench 
sold the company to Denton Rogers and Warren Hansen of Logan. The 
name was changed to Better Wheat Foods Co. I worked as a baker at 
this factory, which produced a breakfast food, also fox food. I was 
going to college at this time and would work before, after and sometimes 
during school. 

It was while working at the factory, owned by her father, that I met 
Cleone Rogers. I remembered that one of the professors at the college 
said, "The best way to get ahead in this world is to marry the boss's 
daughter. " The Professor was right we have been getting ahead every 
year since. My profession is in the electrical field. 

I graduated from the USAC in Logan, Utah, May 1937 with a B.A. 
degree and a certificate for teaching in high school. 

I had been promised a job with the Lynn Thompson Electric Company 
of Logan, just two days before our marriage. After I paid for the 
marriage license I had fifty cents in my pocket and a tank of gasoline in 
my car. We went to Afton, Wyoming to visit Grandma Call and the aunts 
and uncles right after we were married. We stayed away from home 
just two days. I was anxious to get to work. Jobs were scarce and I 
didn't want this one to slip through my fingers. 

I worked for Thompson electric for one year. After our first 
daughter, Dawnell, arrived we decided to get into business for ourselves. 
In 1938 I went to Afton and got a job on the Rural Electrification Asso- 
ciation, wiring houses in the Lower Valley. My partner was Easton 
Hood of Fairview, Wyoming. 

After we finished in the Lower Valley in Wyoming, Easton and I 
took our families to Roosevelt, Utah to wire houses there for the R. E. A. 
My brother, Lowell Osmond and his friend Russell Naylor went with us. 
We rented a one room apartment and Cleone and I can't remember just 
what we did with the two boys. I guess they slept under a sage brush. 
We knew they were around at dinner time. 

When the work was finished in Roosevelt, I took my family and a 
local boy, Clarence Snyder, over to another part of the country. We 
also hired some other help besides. Here we rented a two room govern- 
ment build Indian house for $3. 00 a month. Indians had lived in the house 
until one of them had died there, then they wouldn't go back to stay in it. 

Clarence and I each took a shovel and Cleone the broom, and we 
scraped dirt from the walls and floor. We threw four old dried up skins 
of deer outside and burned them. We had another pile of rubbish including 
curtains to burn for another day. Early the next day, after I had gone 
to work, there was a knock on the door and Cleone had a caller. She 
opened the door and the dirty curtains came sailing into the room. An 


Indian squaw stood in the doorway and pointed to the curtains with a stick 
in her hand. She said, "Put them back on windows. " The curtains stayed 
in the middle of the room until we came home that night. Not that Cleone 
was afraid of the Indian, but she wanted to be sure the Indian wasn't 
around when we got rid of the dirty things. 

During the winter we let the big black dog 'Mike' sleep in our room by 
the door. He had so much fur that he didn't mind acting as a rug to keep 
the snow from blowing under the door into the room. 

In 1940 we returned to Logan. Cleone stayed with her parents while 
I went to the Southern part of Utah, Escalante to work on R. E. A. , 
Garkane project. Luci Beth was born after I completed the project in 
Southern Utah and had returned back in Logan. 

We started a house north of Logan on the main road to Smithfield. 
We thought we could run an electrical business from this location. Then 
came an offer of a job as electrician on Temple Square and the adjoining 
buildings on the blocks around Temple Square. Brother Marvin O. 
Ashton of the Presiding Bishops Office in Salt Lake City offered me such 
a good proposition that we sold our house in Logan to Dee Humphreys 
and moved to Salt Lake City. 

I was ordained a Seventy in the Hawthorne Ward in Salt Lake City, 
and was Senior member of the Seventies Presidency. I had been Presi- 
dent of the Elders Quorum, and Superintendent of the Y. M. M. I. A. in 
the same ward. I was also District Mission President of the Hawthorne 
District. Cleone served as teacher in Sunday School. 

Here in our home in the Hawthorne ward, three boys and another 
daughter were born. 

January 1952, we moved into our new home on Orchard Drive in 
Bountiful, Utah. We belong to the 4th ward and in three weeks we were 
changed to the 7th ward. I was ordained to the office of High Priest and 
was Secretary of the Senior Aaronic Priesthood. 

After seven years the Seventh ward was divided and our family be- 
came members of the Fourteenth ward. In this ward I served as group 
leader of the High Priest. Cleone and I have always been active in 
church work. Cleone taught the Blazers in Primary for a number of years 
and was President of the Primary in the Seventh ward for three years. 
She was also coordinator in the Jr. Sunday School in the same ward. 
She had been counselor in the Primary in the Fourteenth ward and a 
teacher in the Blazer and Trekker classes. At the present time" she is 
Blazer leader in the ward. 

In the many years I have worked for and associated with the Brethren 
in the Church Offices I have learned to love many of them and appreciate 
all of them for the standards they set. It has been my privilege to be- 
come acquainted with President McKay and know him for the wonderful 
sincere man he is. 

I shall never forget what a kind, thoughtful man Brother Marvin O. 


Ashton was when we first came to Salt Lake City. 

In 1954 I was called tc supervise the lighting on the Hill Cumorah 
in Palmyra, New York for the L. D. S. Pageant. Cleone and I packed 
the big carryall with camping gear, took the four older children and 
went to Palmyra. We camped out under the stars and enjoyed each of 
the twenty three hundred miles. 

When we arrived there we found plenty to keep us busy every day. 
Dawnell and Luci Beth helped to make costumes for the cast and Cleone 
cut hair for the missionaries. The missionaries were all there and they 
took our two boys with them and had them working along with everyone 
else, I have been doing this lighting every year since I started. 

Since families have a way of growing up and leaving the nest, ours 
is no exception and Dawnell was the first to leave us to get married to 
a splendid lad Gary Parkin. He has just completed the building of an 
airplane. He is a pilot, but doesn't do this for a living. His business 
is in the Electronic field. 

Luci Beth followed and was married on Dad and Mothers Wedding 
anniversary. Even if we had picked her help mate, we couldn't have 
found one who would have filled the requirements of a fine son-in-law and 
husband, as well as Wayne Paulsen has. 

Not to be outdone by the two girls, as family people, in 1961 we 
added our fourth boy and seventh child to our family. We named him 
Farel Matthew. He arrived on Mothers birthday anniversary, 11 March. 
He has four nephews older than himself. Two of them were born just 
a month before he was. The two nearest, and he, are just like three 
little elves . 

Just a few words about Joseph Roger. He is a good student. He 
holds the office of Priest, is an Eagle Scout and has the 'Duty to God 
Award. ' He has been active in his church work; taught a class of eight 
year old children in Sunday School for a year. He plays the piano, likes 
to ski, swim, hike and run the river in a boat or canoe. He just finished 
building a canoe. Last summer he and a friend, Ronald Stewart, worked 
with a crew from the Geological Survey in the Tetons in Wyoming. This 
year they are working there again. He has completed one year of school 
at the University of Utah. He was nominated as a candidate to West 
Point in 1962 by Senator Wallace Bennett. He passed every test until it 
came to his eyes. He has near sighted vision and that put him out of 
the running. 

Ariel Lynn holds the office of Priest, is an Eagle Scout and enjoys 
working with the boys. He is active in all his church work. He likes 
to sing. He is a member of a double quartet, 'The Madri's 1 at school. 
He sang with the Roger Wagner Choral at the University of Utah in the 
summer of 1962. He was in the High school play ' lil Abner' last year. 
He fills the house with his boy friends. At this time they are building 
a canoe. When they are finished the plans are to have four canoes. One 
each. If there is anything he hates worse than to wash dishes, it's all 
other kinds of work. 


George Bryan wants to do everything at once. There isn't anything 
in our house, with working parts, that hasn't been opened at least once 
to see inside. He is in the process of building a busy box for the smaller 
boys, his own brother and five nephews. It will have a turn table for 
records and a speaker, bells that ring, buzzers that will buzz. He is 
struggling to reach his Eagle award. Like his brothers he has held 
offices in his Priesthood Quorums. He loves to play the piano, and will 
practice for hours on music that is foreign to his lesson. He is a 
dreamer, who, if he can make some of the dreams come true, will change 
the world a bit. 

Gayle is a baseball addict. Swimming is her next love. She is luke 
warm about the piano, but she thinks that some day if she keeps on she 
will be able to play for her own enjoyment. She spends hours reading, 
and loves to be with most people, but mostly with special friends. 



Dawnell (2-4-1) married Gary (b. 15 Mar. 1938 at Salt Lake City, 
Salt Lake Co. , Utah, son of Newel Pack Parkin and Genieve Lee) 23 
Feb. , 1957 at Woods Cross, Davis Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(2-4-1-1) Glade Daniel Parkin b. 1 1 Sept. 1957 - Salt Lake City, 

Salt Lake County, Utah. 

bp. 25 Sent. 1965 - Bountiful, Davis Co. Ut. 


(2-4-1-2) Jan Gary Parkin b. 24 Jan. , 1961, Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake County, Utah. 

bp. 1 Feb. 19b9 - Bountiful, Jauis Co. Ut. 


(2-4-1-3) Tracy Osmond Parkin b. 28 Mar. , 1962 - Salt Lake City, 

Salt Lake County, Utah. 

bp. 2d M a r. 1970 Bountiful, Davis Co. Utah 



When I was six months old I took my first solo by air at Great 
Grandma Call's home in Afton, Wyoming. I flew through the air in my 
walker and landed in a heap at the bottom of a flight of twenty-two steps. 

This wasn't the last time I used the wrong way to ride a vehicle. 
I would rather stand on the seat of my tricycle than ride it. 

When our family moved to Salt Lake City we lived in the north part 
of the city near the railroad tracks. Dad would come home from work 
and take my sister Luci Beth and me on the bicycle to see the trains. I 
guess this adventure wasn't enough, for my doll buggy was always taking 
me places away from heme. I would take hold of the handle and the 
wheels would start and away I would go. Mother told me one day, if I 
couldn't make the buggy stay home she would have to fix it. So she tied 
it to the porch and that was the end of my wandering. 

We moved to a home near Liberty Park. We all loved to go on 
picnics to the park and visit the birds and animals. 

I took piano lessens from Mrs. Clestine Janney. She lived across 
the street from my Aunt Lenna and cousins Bob and David Wimmer. I 
always stayed fcr awhile to play with them or they would come to our 
place. Bob liked to dress up and would put on a play for the neighborhood 

The alley behind our house was another wonderful place. It was 
there just for the convenience of going and coming from our friends homes. 
The alley was also one reason we moved to Bountiful, Utah. Dad and 
Mother wanted us to grow up where we could work in a garden and learn 


more of the out-doors and not 'alley talk. ' 

I graduated from Primary in the Hawthorne Ward in Salt Lake City. 
Started Mutual in Bountiful seventh ward. I became a Golden Gleaner. 

When I was a junior in high school I went to San Lorenzo, California 
and lived at Aunt Lenna and Uncle Wally Wimmer's home. I attended 
school and graduated from Seminary while I was there. We had to 
travel twenty miles to Seminary every school morning and would leave 
home with Uncle Walley and David at 6 a. m. to pick up the other three 
friends and get to class at 8 a. m. I stayed at my aunt and Uncles home 
for six months and enjoyed living with them. They always tried to see 
that I had the very best time any girl could ask for. I do appreciate 
what they did for me. 

My senior year in high school was spent in Davis High in Kaysville. 
1 directed a play called "Riders to the Sea. " It took first place in the 
region and we went to B. Y. U. to compete. I served as secretary to 
the Dean of Women, Mrs. Beatrice Carroll. After I graduated I worked 
at the First National Bank in Salt Lake City. 

I met Gary Parkin in high school and he would take me flying in his 
airplane. We graduated from high school together and the next February 
23 we were the first couple to be married in the new West Bountiful 

Gary went to the University of Utah for four years, then went to Utah 
State University for two years and graduated with a technical degree and 
license for airplane mechanics. He then went to Welteck College in 
Salt Lake City and graduated with top honors with the degree of Elec- 
tronic Technician. He built an airplane to fly after it was wrecked and 
now has another airplane in the finishing stages after building it from a 
wreck also. Besides working on his airplanes he has a full time job and 
two part time jobs to keep him working hard. The object of all his 
working is for the three little boys we have been blessed with. The 
oldest child, Glade has started school this year and is teaching his little 
brothers to sing songs and quote little stories he brings from school. 

I have a wonderful home life. My parents have taught me and my 
brothers and sisters respect for the church and community by their own 
example. They have always told us that the best way to honor them is 
to have self respect and teach our children to live examplary lives. 

children continued: 

(2-4-1-4) Angela Jean Farkin b. 4 Feb. iyo6 - Bountiful , Davis Co. 





Luci Beth (2-4-2) married Don Wayne Paulsen (b. 15 Apr. 1938, 
at Ephraim, Sanpete Co. , Utah, son of Joseph Donald Paulsen and 
Thelma Leora Olsen Dorius) 29 Aug. 1958 at Salt Lake City, Utah - 

They had the following children: 

(2-4-2-1) Alan Wayne Paulsen b. 30 May 1959 - Ogden, Weber Co. , 




(2-4-2-2-) Mark Joseph Paulsen b. 1 Feb. , 1961 - Ogden, Weber Co. , 





"How are your daughters and especially the noisy one. " This is a 
statement from our neighbor and family friend, Brother Alma Smoot of 
Bountiful, Utah. My sister, Dawnell is quiet, but I like to be heard. 
I am also curious about what is going on, I want to accomplish anything 
I set out to do. 

One of my lesser accomplishments at the age of two was to put my 
arm in the clothes wringer along with the clothes and have the doctor 
give me a stick of gum while he looked at my arm. 

When I was four years old I could read a book to my two friends, 
Pat and Mike Smith. It did not matter that Pat asked how I could read 
all that out of a book I held upside down. 

My first six years of school were spent at the Emerson Elementary 
in Salt Lake City. At that time we moved to Bountiful, Utah where I 
went to South Davis Jr. High School and graduated from Bountiful 
High School with high honors. 

I learned to play the piano, I was accompanist for the Primary in the 
Bountiful 7th ward and Bountiful 14th ward. I also took chorister 
lessons from Mrs. Beth Miller and organ lessons from Melvin Dunn 
and Roy Darley. 

I worked on the Year Book staff in my sophomore year. I was on 
the debating team with Lejoie Gordon. We won our debate with all of 
the schools in our regions and went to State. I was also a delegate to 
the Model United Nations at the University of Utah for three years. 
I went to state in a speech contest in my senior year of high school. 

During my high school days I skated at the South Davis Youth Center. 
I learned fancy figure skating and learned an acrobatic number with 
Wayne Paulsen as my partner. 



They had the following children: 

(2-4-2-1) Alan Wayne Paulsen b. 30 May 1959 - Ogden, Weber Co., Utah 

bp. 6 Jane 19&7 - Bountiful, Davis Co, Ut. 



(2-4-2-2-) Mark Joseph Paulsen b. 1 Feb. 196l - Ogden, Weber Co. Utah 

bp. 1 Feb. 1969 - Bountiful, Davis Co Ut. 



(2-4-2-3) Keith Lynn Paulsen b. 27 July 1964 - Ogden, Weber Co., Ut. 


(2-4-2-4 ) David Jay Paulsen b. 6 Nov. 1966 - Ogden, Weber Co., Ut. 


(2-4-2-5) LuAnn Paulsen b. 18 Sept 19&& - Ogden, Weber Co., Ut. 






(2-4-4) Ariel married Beuerlay (b. 4 Feb. 1948, daughter of 
Orrin Fay Farnsworth and VeaValine Bell) lc (■larch. 1968 at Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(2-4-4-1) Rebecca Osmond b. 4 Feb. 1970 - Salt Lake, S.L. Co., Utah 




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Propinquity is a means of bringing couples together and because of 
our many hours of practicing for the skating show we found we liked 
each other very much. 

August 29, 1958, the day of my grandparents Osmonds 59th wedding 
anniversary, we were married in the Salt Lake Temple. 

Wayne is a cabinet maker, he has many skills and hobbies, he is a 
photographer and made pictures for the Davis High year book. 

We have built a home at the foot of the mountains east of Kaysville, 
Utah. This division is called Fruit Heights. I am now serving as 
chorister for Jr. Primary in the Kaysville Fifth ward. 



(2-6)Lowell married Vona (b. 18 Apr. 1927, at Salt Lake City, Salt 
Lake County, Utah, daughter of Conrad George Gerber and Dorothy 
Marie Kelsey) 12 May, 1944 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co. , Utah, 

They had the following child: adopted 

(2-6-1) Russell Lowell Osmond b. 20 June 1945 - Salt Lake, S. L. 

Co. , Utah. 

bp. 30 Dec. 1953 

m 12 June 19o? - Katnleen Fay Howard 


I was born October 28, 1919 at Afton, Uinta County (now Lincoln 
County) Wyoming. 

When I was eighteen months old, my family moved to Logan, Utah. 
It was here I spent all of my childhood and until the age of nineteen years. 
At the age of three years we moved from Logan to Smithfield, Utah, 
about five miles north, and it was here I have my earliest recollections. 

I recall seeing a tram traveling in front of our house, and at first 
I was afraid of it, but I became accustomed to it and soon it became a 
novelty to wait and watch for the train. 

We moved back to Logan, about a year later, and here is where I 
recall my father having a shoe repair shop. To me it was fascinating 
to watch my father making new shoes out of old ones. 

At the age of five years, my mother arranged for me to attend a 
private kindergarten class operated by a widowed lady named Mrs. 

Age seven I started first grade at the Woodruff School at Logan. 
The fact that I was going through all of my childhood diseases caused 
the delay of my first year of elementary schooling. On my eighth 
birthday my father and mother and I celebrated the occasion on the 
temple grounds at Logan. I remember that it was a beautiful Sunday 
afternoon and mother had baked a cake for me. The following Tuesday 
my father baptized me at Logan temple and I was confirmed the same 

Age eleven, I was ordained a deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood and 
was ushered into the Logan 8th Ward Boy Scout troop a few months 
later at the age of twelve. I became an Eagle scout. I attended my 
elementary schooling at the Woodruff, Whittier, and Wilson schools at 
Logan, and Logan Junior High, followed by Logan Senior High, gradu- 
ating June, 1939. 

Ordained a Teacher in the Priesthood at age 15, and Priest at eight- 
een years. Served in the National Guard 145 Field Artillery, 9th Corp. 
Area, Fourth Army from 1936 to 1938 at Logan, Utah. Attended 


California State Polytechnic School at San Luis Obispc, California, 
National School at Los Angeles, and Ventura Jr. College at Ventura. 
California. Ordained an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints at age twenty-four. 

In June of 194Z I returned to Utah where my parents had moved to 
Salt Lake City. Married Dorothy Vona Gerber the summer of 1943; 
received our endowments and married in the Salt Lake Temple the 
following spring. 

On the 20th of June, 1945 our son, and only child, was born while 
we were living in Granger, Utah just southwest of Salt Lake City and 
about twelve miles. We named him Russell Lowell Osmond and he 
was christened and blessed by me through the authority of the Priest- 
hood I held as Elder, and I was assisted by C. G. Gerber, my wife's 
father and Bishop Merrill Peterson of Granger Ward. 

Russell was a brilliant and active child; he has brought us great 
comfort and pride ail of his growing years, and has brought honor and 
dignity to our family name. Truthfully, our son is the greatest gift 
the Lord has given us. 

During the years of World War II, I worked at Tooele Ordance Depot 
in Tooele, Utah. My particular job was testing battle tanks for over- 
seas duty. Later I was in charge of the Post Hospital Laboratory. 

We moved to Afton, Wyoming in October of 1948 where I was in 
charge of the X-ray department. At the same time I organized and 
set up the first laboratory at the L. D„ S. Star Valley Hospital. 

In December, 1958 Vona, my wife, accepted a position as Secretary 
in the United States Senate office of Gale McGee, Senator from Wyoming 
We moved to Washington D. C. , arriving there December 28, 1958 and 
we located an apartment in nearby Virginia, just across the Potomac 
River from the Capitol. Now we are buying a home just a bit further 
south where there is more space. 

My patriarchal blessing promised that I would live to witness great 
events, and this promise thus far has been fulfilled many times. 

Lowell C. Osmond 


After reading the well thought out histories of my husband and son 
I do not feel that I have much of importance to add. 

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Conrad George and Dorothy 
Marie Gerber, the oldest of six children. When I was six years of age 
I had the questionable good fortune of learning to care for small babies 
when my mother brought home twin brothers to my sister and I. It 
was one of the jumbled experiences that stand out in my memory and 
I'm sure was one of the happiest times of my childhood. My family 
was not one of wealth in material things, but we never lacked any of 
the necessities and we felt richer than most in the love and togetherness 
that filled our home. The most valuable thing any parent can give a 
child, in my opinion, was left to me by my father when he passed away 
suddenly some 7 years ago ... a deep faith in God coupled with a love 
of humanity. These two things would take volumes to explain, but 
from their application have come many wonderful blessings and ex- 

When I was offered the opportunity to come to Washington, D. C. , 
after the election of Senator McGee in 1958, it was with mixed emotions 
that we accepted. Though we had lived for ten years in Star Valley, 
Wyoming, a valley of scarcely more than 5, 000 people, and had many 
wonderful friends there, many of the opportunities that are taken for 
granted in larger places were lacking. Our son, Russell, was reaching 
the age where he would need to expand, although he had yet to realize 
this fact. Since our lives were built (and are still) around this wonder- 
ful child, we made the decision to come. 

Many exciting and adventurous things have happened to us here in 
Washington, not the least of which was the privilege of attending the 
Inaugural Ball for President Kennedy. We have had an opportunity to 
see first hand the many places we had studied in American History classes 
previously, together with the opportunity of being a part of our govern- 
ment in action. However, I think one of the most rewarding experiences 
for me had been the addition to our family of a Mexican son. The young 
man, Jorge Martinez Sanchez lived in our home for a period of three 
months (following Russell's equal stay in Mexico City), but he will live 
forever in our hearts as a son. 

Following this exchange experience I went back to school to learn 
to speak Spanish. At the present time I am still studying and hope to 
continue, not just in Spanish, but other languages as well. It had never 
occured to me that this subject could hold such interest. 

Now, 1963, our lives have become settled into a steady pattern, 
though still an exciting and revolving one. Russell will graduate from 
Groveton High School in just three weeks. Already he has a scholar- 
ship to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, just one of the 
many honors he has attained in this area. 

I believe all of us, led by our son, Russell, have learned more 
here of the true brotherhood of all nations and with this new understanding 
has come the desire to study and learn more of the world in which we 

Dorothy Vona G. Osmond 



by Russell Lowell Osmond (2-6-1) 

Being born with my mouth open seems to have been a sneak preview 
of my life. According to my mother, who, in all probability, knows 
more about this particular matter than anyone else, my mouth was 
open when she first saw me and it hasn't closed since. As to the truth- 
fulness of this statement, I can not testify, but I can say that my vocal 
organs have been the key to my happiness and small success. 

My childhood, as any other childhood, was filled with glorious 
events which I haven't the ability of recalling. Flashbacks here and 
there discolose themselves, but the chronological memories of my 
puberty fail me. Having liberal parents and frequent adult company 
contributed a great deal to my pre-mature satisfaction. I always liked 
to be noticed, and this provided my opportunity. I feel that, as a re- 
sult of this unusual luck that befell me, maturity came to me quicker 
than to some others. 

As I look back, snow and solitude clog my memory. Star Valley, 
the home of my youth, is famous for these two attributes. Snow, which 
is present three fourths of the year, always seemed to give me security, 
and the solitude of the mountains surrounding the valley awoke in me 
a desire and a curiosity; a burning curiosity (which I hope never leaves 
me) to find out just a little more or to investigate just a little deeper 
than usual to try to understand what those solemn, but friendly, mountains 
of the world are hiding, and a desire to discover, comprehend and 
apply new things to my limited field of knowledge. 

Carnivals, often the hovels of despair and failure, offered to me 
my first opportunity to prove myself. Through a surprising stroke of 
luck, I landed a "job" as an assistant (age 9) to a concession operator 
in the fair. This employment showed me a sizable monetary profit 
(from which I bought my first watch) and invaluable personal experience 
in the ways of the world. 

Courage coming to me more easily now, I took work as a pin-setter 
in the local bowling alley. This served as my main diversion during 
a period of my life for which I will be forever thankful to my parents 
for allowing me the freedom they did. Individualism, self-confidence, 
and independence all showed a marked increase in my personality, and, 
thanks to my wonderful folks, I was able to develop and apply these 
characteristics through personal experience. 

The following year I again worked with the local fair, but, through 
no fault of my parents, I unluckily fell into the wrong crowd. The 
brief association I had with these "friends" served to degrade me in 
the eyes of my peers, and, when I realized my mistake and wanted to 
change friends, I became a solitary outcast of both groups. Strangely 
enough, though, for this unhappy development I am happy, because as 
result of my "seclusion", I formulated plans and goals for the future. 

Being tabbed as a bad boy, however, did have its finer points. I 


was lucky enough (during my elementary education) to encounter one 
of those teachers who has a genuine concern in all her students. Being 
a "southpaw" had always seemed to me a detriment, and this, coupled 
with a definite girth problem, developed a sense of backwardness in 
me. Mrs. Winona Cranney, a "lefty" herself, saw my problem, and 
went to great ends to assist me in partial rectification. To her con- 
fidence in me I owe a majority of the foundation of my education, and 
to her I will be forever thankful. 

Scouting, the saviour of boys, provided for me the opportunity 
I had been awaiting. My father, as an Eagle Scout, had always en- 
couraged me in this field, so I dove whole-heartedly into it. Reaching 
that coveted rank of Eagle at the early age of thirteen made me, I 
needn't say, proud as an owl's horn. This unforgettable scouting ex- 
perience under the leadership of that never to be forgotten Archie Hale, 
provided for me, I dare say, the guideposts for my life to come. 

In the all-important fifteenth year of my life, when, as a boy of 
14, I was going through the horrible change from child to adolescent, 
I had the magnificent opportunity of moving eastward to a new Virginia 
home, near our Nation's capitol. 

As I look back on it now, so near graduation, my high school days 
and years have been the source of unlimited opportunity and happiness. 
Granted, I have been both melancholy and ecstatic, but the complete 
picture, taken as such, displays itself as the most wonderful period of 
my life. There is no way to describe the feeling of satisfaction that 
fills me when I look back on the luck and opportunity I've had. 

My blessings here have been too numerous to explore in detail. 
However, having served in numerous school offices (now being S.C. A. 
president) and organizations for the school, and having represented 
them abroad in Mexico, I am decidedly grateful. Thanks to Groveton 
High School and "The Old Dominion, " Virginia, for laying the founda- 
tion for what I hope to be the successful sequel to this story. 

While I cannot truthfully say that I was in favor of this move when 
I first learned of it, I am now certain that my Heavenly Father knew 
what was best for us when he turned our steps in this direction. 



(3) Gillette married Louisa (b. 22 Aug. 1884, at Paris, Bear Lake 
Co. , Idaho, daughter of Lorenzo Tracy and Sarah Elizabeth Clifton, 
d. 8 Dec. 1962 at Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. ) 7 Apr. 1909 in Salt Lake 
City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Temple. Died 19 Sept. 1966 

They had the following children; 

(3-1) Beatrice Call b. 30 May 19 1 Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 1 June 1918, T. 3 June, 1931. 

m. 3 June, 1931 - Warren Junius Allred. 

(3-2) Maurine Call b. 12 Aug. 1912 -Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. 5 Feb. 1921 - T. 16 Aug. 1933 

m. 16 Aug. 1933 - Ralph Ely Jensen 

(3-3) Tracey Gillette Call b. 31 May 1915 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. 3 Nov. 1923 T. 

m. 27 Jan. 1941 - Viola Clifton 

(3-4) Harold Shepherd Call b. 25 Jan. 1920 -Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp, 7 Apr. 1928. 

m. 27 June 1942 - Erma Hemmert. 


My parents were both born in Bountiful, Davis Co. Utah. They were 
married in the Salt Lake Endowment House. They lived in Bountiful until 
9 May, 1882 when they left for Portnuff, Idaho, they arrived there the 14th 
of May, 1882. There they homesteaded 160 acres of land on the Portnuff 
bottoms meadow land. They sold this land and moved to Star Valley, Wyoming 
They arrived there 28 October, 1888. They settled in Afton and went into 
business with my father's brother Uncle Anson V. Call, They operated an 
implement business and also bought a small farm where I did some work, 

14 April 1888, when I was four years old, I was kicked in the head by 
a horse. Father drove me to Montpelier, Idaho, about 50 miles, in a 
wagon with a team of horses to have the wound dressed. We drove all 
night to get there. We got Doctor Hoover to dress the wound and sew it. 
It left an ugly scar. 

I was baptized in Swift Creek by my father, and was confirmed a 
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5 January, 
1893 by President George Osmond. I was ordained a Deacon 21 Oct. , 1899 
by Bishop Osborne Low, I was ordained a teacher 3 January, 1902 by Archie 
Moffit, a Priest by Nephi Hill 20 January., 1906, a Seventy 21 November 1909 
by Charles H. Hart, and a High Priest on 2 April, 1944 by Ralph J. Hyer. 
I was baptized 31 Dec. 1892 at Afton Wyoming. 


I was able to attend grade school in Afton, Wyoming and graduated 
from 'grammer school' as they called it. Some of my teachers were: 
William H, Cazier, Alice Lee, Jessie May, Fred Bateman, and Anson 
V. CalL I also attended Fielding Academy at Paris, Idaho, for the 
winter term, or the missionary course in 1905-1906. 

I was an L. D. S Missionary to the Northern States in 1906 and 1907. 
While I was at the Fielding academy I met Louisa Mary Shepherd, we 
kept company for about three years then we were married in the Salt 
Lake Temple. 

Louisa and I made our home in Afton, Wyoming, first we lived in 
two upstairs rooms of my parents home. After about two years we built 
a home near my father's house, The same house that Thomas F. Burton 
later purchased. We lived in this house until 1929 when we built a large 
brick home on the opposite side of the block in Afton where we lived the 
remainder of our lives, 

Louisa was the third living child and oldest daughter of a family of 
thirteen children, During her early life the family had considerable 
hardships. Her father left for a mission when she was nine years old 
and the family were often hard put for the necessities of life. 

When she was seventeen she contracted scarlet fever and was ill for 
almost a year. This illness left her with loss of hearing but she learned 
to lip read which was very helpful in mingling with people through her 
long and useful life. She attended schools in Bear Lake Valley and Salt 
Lake City in her teenage years. She taught Sunday School in Paris, 
Idaho, her home town and after coming to Afton she taught Primary, 
Sunday School and Mutual Improvement classes. She also served as an 
officer in M. I. A. She was Standards Committee in the Relief Society 
for fifteen years and was a Relief Society Visiting Teacher for about 
thirty five years. She was an active Charter Member of the Afton Home 
Economics and Star Literary Clubs. She loved flowers and spent many 
hours in her gardens. She was a wonderful wife and mother. 

In 1908 I started a harness shop on Main Street in Afton which has 
continued over the years. I also bought four cows which I milked. With 
these two jobs I was able to earn enough for us to manage to live. I 
also made one trip a week to haul freight from Afton to Montpelier, Idaho 
and back, with a small team of horses. 

In 1915 I bought the drug store in Afton and operated it along with the 
harness shop until 1918, at that time I sold the shop to Morris J. Hale, 
my brother-in-law, husband of my sister Lois (1-1). I was able then to 
work full time in the drug store. 

In 1921 and 1922 I attended a Pharmacy school in Des Moines, Iowa 
and in 1922 I became a registered pharmacist, I owned the drug store 
until 1948 when I sold it to my son, Harold, I still continued to work there. 

While the children were still small, I hired a pharmacist to work in 
the store while I took my family for a vacation one summer. We traveled 
in our own automobile to California We camped all alcng the way in parks 
and canyons and by the roadside. 


Our next vacation was about 1928 when we went by train to New York 
City and on to Boston by boat. We were taken through the large business 
of the United Drug Company, The Rexall Drug Company. After this we 
were taken on an all day tour of the best places of interest. 

In 1933 we went to the Northwestern United States and on into 
Western Canada. We visited Portland and Seattle, Victoria, British 
Columbia and other interesting areas. 

In 1951 we made a trip to Hawaii. We took Louisa's sister Ella 
Shepherd Clark with us. We went by boat and had a very pleasant trip. 
For our next vacation we went by plane to Alaska where our grandson, 
Warren G. Allred, was in the Air Corps. 

Although we were married 8 April 1909 we celebrated our Golden 
Wedding Anniversary in August of 1959 because this is the time that 
more of our family and loved ones could attend. All of our children and 
grandchildren were in attendance along with many, many friends and 

In September 1959 we took a trip to the Eastern United States and 
on into Eastern Canada. At this time we took our daughter Beatrice 
Allred and her son Warren with us. 

Louisa became ill and did not get well. She suffered for many 
months and passed away 8 December, 1962. 

At the time of this writing March 1963 I have three grandsons and 
ten granddaughters. 

Gillette Joseph Call passed away at the Starvalley Hospital following 
a long illness. He was ill from February until his passing in Sept, 1966 
though he never complained nor did he give up until he was operated on 
at the L. D. S, Hospital in Salt Lake City about six weeks before his demise. 
He was brave and patient through all his intense suffering, he never com- 
plained. After his devoted wife passed away in 1962 he kept busy keeping 
his home, his garden and his flowers (I've heard it said that his land- 
scaped garden was the most beautiful in the valley). His attitude was always 
pleasant and he never complained of his great loss. He was quiet and 
unassuming personally. His life was routinely systematic from the day he 
acquired control of the Drug Store (which he purchased of Mr. Roberts in 
1915). Until his last illness he regularly spent time at the Drug Store with 
the exception of a few weeks vacation and the months he was in the East earning 
the parmacist degree. On New Year's Eve, which was his birthday, the family 
held open house for many years, inviting friends and relatives. He was not 
pious but sincerely religious and loved his neighbor as himself. He served 
as a member of the city council for two years and as city mayor for the town 
of Afton for one year. He was a director of the Afton State Bank for 31 
years and as President of the Afton Lions club for one year as well as a 
member of the club for 22 years. He was a good kind husband and father, 
a good neighbor and a good citizen. He was one of God's noblemen and the 
world is better for his having lived. 



Beatrice (3-1) married Warren (b. 2 Dec, 1908 at Afton, Lincoln 
Co, , Wyoming, son of Nelson Allred and Meranda Nelson) 3 June 1931 
at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple, 

They had the following children: 

(3-1-1) Warren Gillette Allred b. 30 July 1932 - Afton, Lincoln G . , 

W yoming. 
bp„ 3 Nov. 1940 
(3-1-2) Karren Allred b. 30 Mar. 1938 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 24 Apr. 1946 T. 3 Aug. 1959 
m. 3 Aug. 1959 - Robert A. Pederson 
(3-1-3) Kristine Allred b. 31 May 1944 - Afton, Lincoln Co. 

bp. 5 Oct. 1952 

m >^J Nou. iyo9 - Rictiard Lance Udu 

The first child of Louisa Marv Shepherd and Gillette Joseph Call, I, 
Beatrice Call Allred, was born at Afton, Wyoming, Uinta County (now 
Lincoln County), on 30 May, 1910. T had a happy childhood enjoying 
picking wild flowers and playing in he pastures. I was blessed by L. T. 
Shepherd (grandfather) n 7 Augusr, 1910 and baptized on 1 June, 1918 
by J. Royal Gardner. I was confirmed on June 2, 1918 y Archibald R. 
Moffat. I attended the Afton Grade School and graduated from the Star 
Valley High School and Seminary. When I was eleven, our family went to 
Yellowstone Park, and when I was about fourteen we went to California 
and Northwestern United States, taking most of the summer. 

After one year of studying at the University of Missouri, I decided 
to marry. Consequently, I stayed home and worked in my father's drug 
store in order to be able to purchase articles for my trousseau. I married 
Warren Junius Allred in the Logan Temple on 3 June, 1931 "Bu , " as 
we called him, lost his job about a week before we were married due to 
the depression so we went to Calif rnia for a wedding trip and to seek 
employment We lived there for almost a ye ir and moved back to Afton 
Our son. Warren GilleUe, was born 30 July, 1932. 

Employment was s.. hard to find that we decided Bud should go to 
college and get his degree. I borrowed enough money from my father to 
start a ladies ready-to-wear shop I ran the shop for three years. 

Early in 1937, my mother and I went to Europe. My brother Tracey 
Gillette, was at that time being released from a two -and-one half year 
church mission to the Netherlands We traveled in 14 countries, and we 
were gone from home for four months. 

In the fall of 19 38, we moved to Logan, Utah and lived there during 
Bud s la si /ear of school. Karren was born 30 Marc h 1938. When she 


was about two months old we moved to the mountains, 50 miles from 
the nearest town, where Bud worked for the Forest Service. 

In 1939, Bud started working for the Wyoming Game and Fish 
Department in the research division and was required to work all over 
the state. We lived in Afton, Wyoming at the time. Kristine was born 
31 May, 1944 at Afton. While Bud worked for the Game Department he 
was sent to meetings in various parts of the United States. I was able 
to accompany him on several occasions: Atlantic City, New Jersey, 
New York City, St. Louis, Portland, and Seattle, and Santa Fe, New 
Mexico. Almost every summer I was able to go with him. 

In 1950, Bud accepted a position with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 
and we moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we still reside at the 
time of this writing. 

On the occasion of my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary, we en- 
joyed a reunion in Afton, and saw many relatives and friends whom we 
hadn't seen for a long time. We had gone to Afton to visit at least once 
a year, most of the time at Christmas. 

My mother passed away on December 8, 1962. 

Since we moved to Albuquerque I have enjoyed activity in the church 
such as working in the primary and as work director for the Relief Society, 
as well as sustaining my husband as first counselor in the bishopric. 



Karren (3-1-2) married Robert (b. 15 July 1933 at Seminole, Okla. , 
son of Herbert Clifford Pederson and Marguerite Klassner) 3 Aug. 1959 
at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah, Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(3-l-2-l)Eric Neil Federson b. 29 July lyi>7 - Albuquerque, N. Mexico. 


($-1-2-2) Lars Kristein Federson' 1 Oct. 1968- Albuquerque, A'. Mexico 


I, Karren Allred, became the second child of Warren Junius Allred 
and Beatrice Call pn March 30, 1938, during my father's senior year at 
Utah State University at Logan, Utah. After his graduation the family 
moved back to Afton, Wyoming, where we lived until 1950 when we moved 
to Albuquerque, New Mexico. At this time the family consisted of my 
brother Warren Gillette six years older than I and my sister Kristine, 
six years younger than I. 

I attended school in Afton until the seventh grade and then I enrolled 
in the Albuquerque schools. I graduated from Valley High School having 
received the W. A. Smart "Most Valuable Senior' 1 award. I was able to 
attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where I met my 
husband, Robert Anthony Pederson. Eleven months after his conversion 
to the Church, we were married in the Logan Temple, August 3, 1959. 
We have lived in Albuquerque, since our marriage, at 1520 Elizabeth, 
NE. At this time we are both enjoying our activity in the Church. Bob 
has been his ward's elders' quroum president for ayear and a half along 
with various teaching opportunities. I have taught in the MIA and Sunday 



(3-1-3) Kristine married Richard Lance (k. of Malta, laano, on 
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Udy) 21 Nov. 19o9, Logan Temple. 

They had trie fol lowing ch i Idren: 


Maurine (3-2) married Ralph (b. 8 June 1914 at Pago Pago, Tutula, 
Samoa, son of Louis John Jensen and Nellie Bodell Jensen, d. 11 Sept. 
I960) 16 Aug. 1933 at Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(3-2-1) Alice Jensen (adopted) b. 7 May 1951, Ukiah, Co., Calif. 

bp. 5 June 1959 
m. 2U Jan. 1969 - tiobert James Stoddard 

(3-2-2) Susan Jensen (adopted) b. 23 Oct. 1954 - Ukiah, Co. , Calif. 

bp. 29 Oct. 1962 


We played with all the neighborhood children and looked forward 
to spring and going into the tithing office lot and over to Swift Creek to 
pick wild flowers. 

I went to school in Afton, my first year was 1918 the year the flu 
was so bad and had to take the same grade the next year, school was 
closed so much. I graduated from high school in 1932, I was in the 
senior play was also Vice-president of my class that year. 

I taught religion class and primary before I got married. I married 
Ralph Ely Jensen 16 August 1033 in the Salt Lake Temple. We lived in 
Grover all our married life, the 19th of May, 1936 we bought our ranch 
and moved there. In 1954 we built a new home on our ranch. 

We waited eighteen years for children, and on 8 May, 1951 we 
adopted Alice, then 23 Oct. 1954, Susan was adopted. We were very 
happy to get them. I have worked in the church all my life. I worked as 
counselor, teacher, and Era director in the M. I. A. I have worked as 
counselor and teacher in the Primary for twenty years. In the Relief 
Society as counselor, work director, Health chairman and visiting 

Soon after we got Susan, Ralph got to feeling very poorly in health, 
and continued to get worse as time went on, and 11 Sept. I960, he died 
in a Salt Lake Hospital of Hodgkins disease. He suffered a long time. 

I am still living on the ranch trying to do the best I can for our 
little girls. 

ADDED BY AUNT LUCY -- During these years of illness Ralph struggled 
bravely to overcome and Dr. 's really tried to help him live. He had 
many blood transfusions. Maurine was very kind, faithful, and patient 
and helped to make life easier and better through these years of suffering. 

Of the six years of his illness her mother was also ill four years of 
that time. Each day she was with her mother to help what she could. 


After Ralph's passing she had the misfortune to break the bones in her 
knee. She still came although she used crutches, she still came each 
day to help care for her mother who was helplessly ill. Louisa was help- 
less for more than a year. Her husband and her two daughters Beatrice 
and Maurine tenderly cared for her through these long months of suffering. 
Maurine is a very unselfish person, both she and Beatrice forget them- 
selves in doing for others. 



(3-2-1} Alice married Robert James (b. 5 Mar. 19^5 at Soda 
Springs, Caribou Co., Idaho, son of Robert Ralph Stodaard and 
Marjorie Beth Gamble) 2U Jan. 19&9, at Grower, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 

They had the following children: 

(3-2-1-1) b. 



Tracey (3-3) married Viola (b Zl July 1920, at Ferndale, Washington, 
daughter of Lester Edward Clifton and Ethel Inez Morehead) 2 7 Jan. 
1941, at Superior, Montana 1941, Salt Lake Temple 17 Sept, 1948. 

They had the following children: 

(3-3-1) Cecelia Beth Call b. 2 May 1942 - Seattle, King Co. , Wash. 

bp. 4 Nov. , 1950 T. 8 Sept. I960 

m. 8 Sept. I960 - Max J. Orme 

(3-3-2) Anita Susanne Call b. 16 Aug. 1945 - San Diego, San Diego, 

Co. , California. 

bp. 4 Sept. 1953 - S. 17 Sept. 1948 

m 1 . 4 Feb 1966, Nicholas Wayne Andrews 

(3-3-3) Cynthia Joy Call b. 9 June 1948 - Laramie, Albany Co. , 


bp. 3 Nov. 1956 - S. 17 Sept. 1948. 


(3-3-4) Julia Call b. 2 Dec. 1953 -Missoula, Missoula Co. , 


bp. 2 Dec. 1961 


Other wife: Fannie Jean Pieper 

Born May 31, 1915, Tracey spent the first 16 years of his life in 
Aiton, Wyoming where he was active in church and 4H club affairs, 
winning the Carl Gray Scholarship in 1929. He attended Brigham Young 
University for two years and then served a mission to the Netherlands. . 
Upon his return from his mission he married Fannie Jean Pieper and 
to them a son was born, Tracey Gillette Call, Jr. They were divorced 
in September, 1940. The son, now known as Bob, recently returned 
from a mission to Taiwan. 

In September, 1937 he enrolled in the school of Pharmacy at 
Pocatello, Idaho, where he received his B.S. in Pharmacy three years 
later. While there he was an undergraduate assistant instructor. 

Upon enrolling as a graduate student at the University of Washington, 
College of Pharmacy, he met Viola Clifton, daughter of Lester Clifton 
and Ethel Morehead Clifton, who was a student there and who worked 
for the Dean of the College of Pharmacy part-time. He was a teaching 
fellow at the University of Washington. On January 27, 1941, Viola 
and Tracey were married and on May 2, 1942, Cecelia Beth was born 
to them in Seattle, Washington. 

Three months later, Tracey and Viola went to Baltimore, Mary- 
land where Tracey obtained his M.S. Degree. He returned in 1944, to 
Afton, Wyoming to manage the family Drug Store due to the illness of 


his father and the fact that his brother was in the Air Force, He was 
the onlv pharmacist in Star Valley during the war and was deferred be- 
cause of essential work. On August 16, 1945, a second daughter was 
bo v n ro them, Anita Susanne, in San Diego, California. 

After the emergency was o 1 er s and Harold returned, Tracey 
accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and 
Pharmacology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, 
Desiring further education, he resigned from this position after a year 
and returned to Bngham Young University were he earned a second 
bachelor's degree, this time in Zoology. 

After a summer session at the University of California at Berkeley, 
he took his family to Laramie, Wyoming where he was Assistant 
Professor of Pharmacognosy, Viola returned to the campus to take 
a course now and then toward the dav when she would be able to receive 
her degree Viola had had f wo vears of University work before their 
marriage and was in the field of 3iolog:."al Sciences which enabled her 
to better understand the work in which Tracey was engaged. 

Cynthia Joy was born June 9. 1948 in Laramie Wyoming. After 
two years :n Laram:- Tracey accepted a position at Montana State 
University at Missoulaj Montana as Associate Professor of Pharma- 
cognosy In 1951 he *ook a year s le^-f of absence without pav *o 
attend the University of M nne=ota at Minneapolis. Minnesota for further 
work on his Do toiate He n i » d an American Founda f :.on for 
Pharmaceu! - al Edu. aton Fellowship for his work there After 15 
months he returned to M-'-cula to h - t< aching pos:t..on. 

On December I 19^ Jul a Elaini was born en Missoula, Montana. 
In Junf 19^6 lv was a\va v chd the Ph. D. degree; his thesis having been 
w r "in on a plan' oi *he Umbellifer ae family, Pteryxca tereb:nth:na 
vai '■ '• b nthina . It n luded botan: al and phytochemic al aspeits and 
the '1 -(covering of a n> w • ompound wh" h he named Pteryxin as w< 11 as 

i study of its act on on the body H< had previously isolated several 
n< v empounds from the t"am J\ Umb< 11. fc r ae in his work at the University 
of Washington. Th< >< ompounds are now undergoing further study in 

sevi rdl area? n the U. S and Europ' 

In 1957 h< felt tl would like to gain experience in the industrial 

- d( of Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology and a < pted a position w i4 h 
Sunk--' Growers, In in thi -< si arch department ,.n Corona, California. 
Wl li he and h 5 fam lv wi r< n Corona, Cecelia graduated from Corona 
H gh School, was val< -1 tor an and won a $1 000 scholarship from the 
Corona Savings and Loan and a S-^OO scholarship from the Corona Rotary 
Club. She played thi bassoon n the h gh school orchestra. She. enrolled 
en thi ersity of Utah Colli g< of Pharmacy. She married Max J. 

Orme in thi Sal' Lak< rempli Ci • ) a and Max stud, ed pharmacy to- 
gethei md wen graduated n 19 1 Their history is elsewhere in this 

book. (C< ( 1 a was a Na f -onal Mi i ' S holarshcp Finalist. ) 

Also whili m Corona An ta was V ale die tori an of ' lv Corona J r , 


After four years with Sunkist Growers, Inc. , Tracey accepted a 
position as project director at W. L. R. I. , a private Research Institute 
near Corona, under Youngs Rubber Corp. of New York City. Because 
of lack of funds, the Institute was near bankruptcy so Tracey returned 
to teaching and is presently in charge of Physiology and is supervising 
several research projects at California State Polytechnic College in 
San Luis Obispo, California. 

He is listed in leaders of American Science, Who's Who in American 
Education and Who's Who in the West, and is a member of numerous 
professional and honoary societies and has published a number of re- 
search papers . 

Viola has returned to school on a part-time basis and manages to 
keep on the honor roll. 

One June 14, 1963, Anita graduated from San Luis Obispo High 
School receiving the Bank of America award in Liberal Arts and in 
Foreign Languages, a scholarship to Brigham Young University and 
admittance to the Honors program there. She also won a country-wide 
music competition in piano, winning $200 towards furthering her ed- 
ucation in piano, oboe, and vocal music. She was a National Merit 
winner of commendation. 

On June 14, 1963 Cynthia graduated from the San Luis Obispo Jr. 
High School, receiving a music award (Cynthia plays the French Horn) 
and recognition in her Art work with straight 'A's" also. Julia also plays 
an instrument, the violin. 

All of this time the entire family has been active in church activites, 
holding offices as branch president, and in Sunday School, M. I. A. and 
Relief Society. The female members have had charge of much of the 
music in all the wards and branches where they have lived. When the 
family left Missoula, Montana, they left 13 church positions to be 

Tracey has baptized all five members of his family, converting 
his wife in October 1943 in Baltimore, Md. Tracey and Viola were 
married in the Salt Lake Temple in September 1948 and their first 
three children were sealed to them. Julia was born under the covenant. 



Cecelia (3-3-1) married Max (b, 4 July 1936 at Wilford, Fremont 
Co, , Idaho, son of Joseph Roy Orme and Pearl Vivian Hobbs; 8 Sept, 
I960 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(3-3-1-1) Clifton Neal Orme b. 20 Nov. 1964 


I was born on May 2. 1942, the oldest child of Tracey Gillette 
Call and Viola Ruth Clifton Call, at the Maynard Hospital in Seattle, 
Washington. The first 7 years of my life I was quite a traveler. I lived 
in Seattle, Washington, Baltimore, Maryland; Afton, Wyoming; San 
Diego, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Provo. Utah; Richmond, 
California; Los Angeles. California, Laramie, Wyoming; Bellingham, 
Washington, and Missoula, Montana. We lived, except for 15 months 
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Missoula until I had completed my soph- 
omcre year in High School. I enjoyed school very much and got good 
grade 3 I was an avid reader and read continuously, it seemed. 
During the summers, I used to help Father quite a bit with his plant 

Llecting projects. By this time I had three younger sisters to make 
Lfe interesting. I became quite interested in music and first two years 
in high school I was in the high school band, orchestra and chorus, 
and all- state orchestra., playing the bassoon, bell lyre, and typani. 
\V. moved to Corona. Californ.a in the summer of 1957, where I 
: ii >hed my high school work. My junior year I won the sweepstakes in 

high school science fair with my project entitled "Paper Chromo- 
♦ography. My senior year was packed full of events. I was President 
of the Scholarship Club and volleyball sports manager in the Girls' 

r< ation Association. I entered the Southern California Inland Science 
r and came out with a second pi a :< in the Girls' Biolog ical Division. 
\V. had three valedictorians in that outstanding senior class - all three 
had straight As in our high school work - and I was one of the three. 
The Corona Rotary Club chose me as a recipient of a scholarship to 

ersity of my choici I he Corona Savings and Loan presented 

me with "The Most Ou» -♦ and-ng Student" award and gave me a chance 
to enter a state-wide essay cont( - - What a surprise it was to learn 

. came out top in th- State of California and received a $1000 
scholarship While T was qute engrossed in my school work and acti- 
vities still found t mi to be very active in Church work. When I 
was 12 and old enough to go to mutual I became mutual chorister. I 

il so be< ii junior Sunday School 'rhonster, fireside president, Sunday 
S hool t. , !:• r Sunday School chorister, and Drama Director in the 
mutual. Anita and i sang duet- > n hurch quite olten 

The b t ' p ami when I \va- ready to go away to college, I 
entered th< Un ersity o! "'ah College of Pharmacy in September 1959, 
and ! -'1 m Central Hall a g rls dormitory Just before I left home 

Children continued: 

(<,-j-2-2) Br nan *eith Orme b. 7o June 1967 - Juneau, Alas*a 


-1 re- 

£'71 Murray Ave. 

San Luis g'olspo, Ca. ?3401 

Hay IS, 1?70 

Dear Aunt Lucy, 

I Meant to get this off to you before nov; but thir ■ '-^eot 
coning up. It was surely nice to hear from you. Me too:-; 1 a trip 
dovm to see my old maid Aunt in Santa Ana and we phoned Aunt Leone 
in Ventura out found that she v/as in Arizona so ue didn't ret to 
see her. 

Cecelia 1 s second son is Bryan Keith, born 16 June lhb? in 
Juneau, Alaska. 

Our second daughter, Anita Susanne carried Ilicholas layr.e Andrews 

2 on ^ the 4th of February in 1966. They bare a daughter Alison Amelia 
born in Prove, Utah 25 June l?6c and a sen, John Tracey Sorn 2? Jan 1970. 
(born in either Cleveland or Rocky River, I really don't knov; which) 

Tracey' s endowment date is about the 10th of Oct. 1934. He isn't 
exactly sure. It was before he went on his mission. I iaa-i-e it is 
in the records in 3.L.C./ It was in 3.L. temple. 

Anita got her bachelor's degree from BYU and the first -usic 
major to receive Highest Honors. She and nick live in Cleveland rirht 
now where he is working for the hegro mayor Carl Stokes as head or the 
Budget dept. 1 should have said that Anita and hick live in Roclcv River 6>L* 
which is a suburb of Cleveland. i 


Cynthia is joining her oldest sister, Cecelia, in Juneau this 
summer and will work part time in the same drum store where Cecelia and 
Max are pharmacists. Cynthia will be doing her student teaching newt 
fall and will get a teaching credential and be prepared to teach Biology 
in High School when she is teough. „-v-'. ... -, v 

' </ ' 

Julia will be a senior next year here at 3.L.C. High School and 
is a member of the music group called the Carousels (a group of 16 voices 
who perform for many civic groups, etc. throughout the year). She Is 
also a member of the drill tea::. She is having a ball as they say. Oh 
to be 16 again, eh? 

Me hope that you will enjoy your trip to Aft on and your time there. 
Me were very happy to learn of Harold's being in the office of hard Clerk 
and to kno;/ that Randy, his son, is graduating from high school this spring. 
Mnen you see then tell them we said "hello". he wish that we could get, 
up to Afton but Tracey' s valley fever has kept us pretty well close to 
home for three years nov/. 

Thank you for writing and for your wonderful work with the far.ily 
book. Me love you. 


- - J- , 


(3-3-2) Anita married Nicholas Wayne U Feb. 1966, 

They have the following children. 

(3-3-2-1) Alison Amelia Andrews a. 23 June 'I-j6d - Provo, Utah 


(3-3-2-2) John Tracy Andrews b. 27 Jan. 1970 - Cleveland 



I assured my parents that I would surely graduate before I got married. 
What a surprise everyone was in for, because I met my future husband 
the second day of school - in an Institute class taught by Brother T. 
Edgar Lyon, who was Father's mission president in the Netherlands, 

Max J. Orme is the son of Joseph Roy Orme and Pearl Vivian 
Hobbs Orme, and was born and raised in St. Anthony, Idaho, He had 
had two years of college at Ricks College and had just returned from a 
mission in the enchanting countries of Uruguay and Paraguay in South 
America. There he had learned to speak Spanish fluently, and with 
my high school Spanish we hit it off beautifully. His ancestors are 
almost without exception, all from England and many of them played 
an important part in the early pioneer days of the church. He is very 
talented musically, having played the trumpet for many years. We 
were engaged on June V, I960, slightly over 8 months since we had 
met, and we were married on September 8, 1960 in the Salt Lake City 
Temple by Apostle Spencer W Kimball, 

That same summer. Max enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and 
for the next three years we had all of our classes together, with only 
a few exceptions. We burned the candle at bcth ends during these three 
years, trying to carry full loads of chemistry, physics, pharmacology, 
pharmacognosy, etc. , and trying also to support ourselves financially. 
I worked at the College of Pharmacy for Dr. Swmyard, Professor of 
Pharmacology and Director of Research, as a secretary and research 
assistant. Max worked at the Browning Freight Lines doing clerical 
work, printing, billing, rating, and public relations I was very for- 
tunate to receive a scholarship from the Brunswick Wholesale Drug 
Company when my Rotary scholarship expired at the end of my Sopho- 
more year. Our activities were limited, but Max was Elder's Quorum 
President in the University 3rd Ward, I was Relief Society Secretary, 
Secretary of the Student Chapter American Pharmaceutical Association, 
and Editor of the Pharmic-Ute, the College of Pharmacy student publi- 
cation. What a happy day it was for us to graduate together on June 
10, 1963. Max received two Bachelor of Science degrees in 1963: 
one in pharmacy and one in zoology, and I graduated cum laude and the 
second in the Pharmacy class. 

Our plans for the immediate future are not very certain, but Uncle 
Sam will probably play a big part. Max has applied for a commission in 
the Air Force Medical Service Corps with an overseas tour of duty, so 
our future will probably be as interesting and varied as have the past 

Added later in 1967. Just as a matter of interest, Cecelia and Max are in 
Juneau, Alaska. They are purchasing part ownership in a corporation 
which has two drugstores and a variety store. Anita is in Cleveland, Ohio 
and next Sept. both plan to return to school, Nick for his Ph. D, and Anita 
to finish the last 1 1/2 years for her B. A. Degree. 



Harold (3-4) married Erma (b. 13 April 1924 at Thayne, Lincoln 
Co, , Wyoming, daughter of George Howard Hemmert and Estella Heap) 
27 June, 1942. 

They had the following children: 

(3-4-1) Victoria Call b. 24 Apr. 1949 - Aft on, Lincoln Co., 

bp, 1 May 1957 



3-4-2) Randal Harold Call 

b. 29 Feb. 1952 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 

bp. 21 Mar. I960 
( 3-4-3) Lana Call b. 15 Apr. 1955 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


I was born in Afton Wyoming on the 25th day of January, 1920 i 
and lived all my boyhood life in Afton. I attended the elementary school 
in Afton. I was active in scouting during my youth, enjoyed camping, 
hiking, and took many trips w:. f h the scouts, including a trip through 
the Eastern United States w th the boy scouts. 

Four H clubs were of great interest to me, and I was a member of 
the County stock judging team which competed in the State contest at 
Laramie, Wyoming and the National Western stock show at Denver, 

I was a 4H Club leader for two years. I attended and graduated 
from Seminary and the Star Valley High School in 1938. I attended 
Idaho State College at Pocatello, Idaho, which was interrupted by World 
War II. 

While I was in College, I was a member of Lambda Delta Sigma 
(L. D.S. Fraternity) and Phi Delta Chi, National Pharmacy Fraternity. 

I also completed two courses in civilian pilot training. In 1942, 
June 27th I married Erma Hemmert in Pocatello, Idaho by Stake Presi- 
dent Henderson. Three children were born to this union, Victoria, 24 
April. 1949. Randal Harold. 29 Feb., 1952; and Lana, 15 April, 1955. 

In 1942 I enlisted in the Air Force, and graduated from pilot training 
with a commission as Second Lieutenant at Seymour, Indiana. I served 
■a th i ombal < rew on a Liberator Bomber, stationed at Old Buckingham. 
England. While in :ombat my crew was interned in Sweden for a short 
time, five months. After being released from active duty, I again 

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(j>-4-l) Victoria married Richard Janes (b. 2 Jan. 1947, 
Euanston, f/yo. , Bp. 8 Jan. 1955 son of Byron Rex Matthews and 
Helen Virginia brownO 23 May 19&7, Salt Lane Temple. 

They had the following cnilaren: 

(3-4—1-1) Gina Elise Matthews b. 2 Dec. 1968 


- Dgden Weber Co., Utah 

entered Idaho State College and graduated in 1948 with a B. S. degree 
in Pharmacy. I purchased the drug store that year from my father, 
and have operated it for fifteen years. I served as President of the 
Afton Businessmens Association, Star Valley Chamber of Commerce, 
and the Afton Lion's Club. 

I was on the Lincoln County fair board for five years, and most of 
that time served as Treasurer. I am now a member of the Afton City 

I have served as Ward Teacher for five years. 



(5) Roland married Mary (b. 8 June 1895 at Woodruff, Rich Co. , 

Utah, daughter of Charles Lee and Johanna Susanna Dickson) 27 January, 

1916. Temple. Died 29 Dec. 1965, Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 

They had the following children: 

(5-1) Carol Call b. 5 Jan. 1917 - Fairview, Lincoln Co., 


bp. 4 Apr. 1925 - T. 29 Sept. 1958 

m. 25 Jan. 1938 - Walter Kenneth Olsen 

(5-2) Lee Roland Call b. 4 Dec. 1918 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. 6 Apr. 1927 - T. 3 Dec. 1943 

m. 3 Dec. 1943 - Jane Nuenschwander 

(5-3) Max Ellis Call b. 14 Nov. 1920 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. 5 Jan. 1929 - T. 3 May, 1941 

m. 6 Aug. 1938 - Beth Hillyard 

(5-4) Charles Lyle Call b. 10 May, 1924 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 


bp. 6 Aug. 1932 

m. Lorna Call 

(5-5) Betty Jo Call b. 22 Oct. 1925 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. Dec. 1933 

m. Homer Kenneth Gale 


My first school was in the old log school house in Afton, Wyoming. 
Later on we held school in a large room over the dance hall. The room 
was heated with a wood stove which sometimes smoked. We were never 
warm in the winter. 

Some of the teachers I remember were Miss Owens, Miss Mahoney, 
William Cazier and J. W. Kirkbride. When we outgrew the upstairs 
school room a new school house was built with six rooms and a high 
square tower and a furnace in the basement. The furnace did not heat 
very well so we were still cold in the winter. In the new building my 
school teachers were William Cazier, Carl Cook, C. L. Bell and J. P. 
May. My report card shows that I made better than average grades. 

We had no high school in the valley so I went with some of my friends 
to Logan, Utah, where we attended the Brigham Young College in 1908- 
1909. We lived at the home of Kitty Dixon, she was a friend of our 


My boy friends were Orie W. Roberts, Elmo Papworth, Homer 
Roberts, Alf Dixon and Asael Dixon. 

In 1909-10, Charles Call, Vinnie Call, Irene Call, (my sister.) 
Bertha Cazier and I rented a big house in Paris, Idaho and attended 
the Fielding Academy, We kept our own house and the girls did the 

My favorite sport was basketball. I managed to get on the school 
team. We played with a number of other schools and ended the season 
by winning the Idaho State High School Championship. 

In 1910-11 I lived in Ogden with the Thomas H. Roberts family and 
attended Weber Academy. I played on the basketball team. I spent 
more time playing than I did on my studies, however I came out with 
splendid grades. I played every minute of every game during the season. 
We played in the State tournament in Salt Lake City and lost by two points, 

In the fall of 1911, I received a call to go on a mission to Great 
Britain. I left Salt Lake City 6 Dec. 1911 to make the journey. I 
arrived in Liverpool 22 Dec. 1911, and was assigned by President 
Rudger Clawson to the Nottingham conference. I spent my first Christ- 
mas away from home with Brother and Sister Noble and their five 
daughters. In a few days I was assigned to labor with Elder Arthur T. 
Henson in Hucknall-Torkard, six miles from Nottingham. 

After I had been in the mis sion for one year I was called to be 
conference clerk. I held this job to the end of my mission. 

In the fall of 1913 in company with other Elders, I made a six week 
tour of the continent. I visited in France, Germany, Switzerland, 
Holland and Belgium. 1 February, 1914 I was given an honorable re- 
lease from my mission by President Hyrum M. Smith. I arrived home 
4 March, 1914. I did what I could to help the folks that summer. They 
had furnished me a lot of money for my mission. 

On my arrival home I found that a new high school had been estab- 
lished during by absence. Here I spent my senior year and graduated 
with the first graduating class 24 April, 1915. I spent the summer going 
to the University of Utah at Salt Lake City and the next winter when I 
returned to Afton, Wyoming, I bought the Afton Drug Store with financial 
help from my father and my brother Gillette (3). Later on Gillette took 
it over and I took the harness shop which he had owned. Soon we sold 
the harness shop to my brother-in-law, Morris J. Hale. 

Mary Lee, a pretty girl from Evanston, Wyoming came to visit 
with her relatives, the Settles in 1915. They owned the Star Valley 
Independent, the only newspaper in the valley. By Christmas time we 
were engaged and in January we were married in the Salt Lake Temple. 

As a child, Mary lived in Woodruff, Utah; Chesterfield, Ten Mile, 
Bancroft, Soda Springs, and Iona, Idaho. She was seven years old when 
her mother passed away 11 February, 1905 at Iona, Idaho. After that 
time she lived with relatives. Much of the time she received very harsh 


treatment, life was very hard for her. She suffered with St. Vitus Dance 
for some time which added to her discomfort. Her family was all separated 
and living in different parts of the territory, they saw each other very 
seldom. She saw her father perhaps once a year. She says: "I never knew 
what love was. I was fortunate to have enough to eat and shelter. " "As 
a child I was blessed with a soprano voice and was on all the singing pro- 
grams from the time I was eight years old. I taught kindergarten in Sunday 
School. When I was twelve years old I learned to play the piano and played 
for the Sunday School when I was very young. " 

She graduated from Eighth grade in Soda Springs, Idaho. After that 
she did house work and helped her aunt in a hotel for board and room. 
Her life was very hard but she had a cheerful disposition which helped to 
carry her over the rough spots. 

I got a job teaching school in Fairview, Wyoming 1916-17 for $60.00 
a month. I played basketball with the M. I. A. team and won the valley 
championship. Our first baby, Carol, was born that year in Fairview. 
The next year we moved back to Afton where I worked part time in the 
printing office. I also opened up a moving picture theater. In the fall I 
taught school in Osmond for $65. 00 a month. 

I enlisted in Wyoming National Guard and was soon called to Cheyenne 
for maneuvers. We spent several months there. It was 1918 the United 
States was involved in World War I and so many young men had entered 
the service that there was a scarcity of men tocarryon the industries. A 
plea was sent out by the government for railroad workers. The govern- 
ment had taken over the railroads and many trains were unable to run on 
account of manpower shortage. I had always wanted to work on the rail- 
road, so I went to Evanston and took a job as fireman. I moved my family 
there and started to work during the summer. I would be called to go from 
Evanston to Ogden or from Evanston to Green River, and they kept me 
busy. In September the Asian Flu was raging in the United States and of 
course most of the railroad men had it. A number of them died and that 
made it harder on the others. I contracted it and tried to get some rest. 
As the doctor said, rest was very important in combatting the disease. I 
was called out so often I was never able to get my eight hours rest between trips, 

On November 11, 1918, the armistice was signed and the men, especially 
fireman started to return to their former jobs. I was tired of railroading 
so decided to return to Afton. I hired a team and wagon and spent eight days 
hauling my load of furniture from Evanston to Afton. We moved into fathers 
furniture store in late November. Lee Roland Call was born there, 4 Dec. 

We built ourselves a new home on 3rd avenue and moved into it late 
in 1919. The following November 14, 1920, Max Ellis was born. 

My wife's brother-in-law wanted to sell the printing office so I per- 
suaded my father to buy it. This he did and my brother Truman and I 
were equal partners in that business from that time on. Mary worked 
right along by my side in the printing office. She has been a true helpmate 
in all our undertakings. 


In 1924 I had the misfortune to break my ankle, 

In 1925 we bought a larger home and went into the fox business. 
This proved to be a financial disaster. It cost us our lovely home. We 
sold the printing office to William E. Settle and I went to work in the 
canyons cutting wood and hauling it to town. 

In 1932 the printing office was turned back to us. Truman and I 
and our wives and sons have owned it and worked their since that time. 

I was a Representative to the State Legislature in 1942-43 and also 
served the session in 1945. 

The Second World War started in 1941. My sons, Lee and Max were 
called into the service. Lee went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Later he 
was transferred to the Air Corps. He got his wings at Luke Field, 
Arizona. He went overseas where he flew a C-47 troop carrier aircraft 
in Egypt, Libya, North Africa and to the Islands of the Mediterranean 
Sea. He got in 800 hours of combat flying, then became flight instructor 
in the United States. 

Max graduated from the University of Wyoming. He was sent as 
an officer to Alaska and later to the Aleution Islands. 

Lyle got his wings as a pilot and went to England as a B-17 pilot. 

After the war ended the boys came home and bought the printing 
office. They were both officers in the Afton National Guard. 

Soon after the boys had signed up as officers a tank company was 
called to active duty. Max was captain, he was sent to Korea. Lee, 
who was First Lieutenant went to Japan. 

Lee came home and bought the newspaper office in 1959. He is 
editor and publisher. 

Max is an able instructor in the Dale Carnegie school in Utah. 
Lyle is manager of Sav-On Drug Store in Los Angeles. 

Mary has a beautiful voice and a willing heart. She has been called 
on to sing, sometimes a number of times each week for all kinds of 
occasions over the past forty years. She loves to render this service 
and the people have had much enjoyment from her talent . Had she kept 
count of the solos, they would have numbered in the thousands, and she 
is still giving of herself in her singing everytime she is asked. 

My brother Truman and I are retired now in 1963. We receive 
our Social Security check each month, but we still have a loving spot in 
our hearts for the old printing office and still find a lot of happiness in 
being needed there at times to help in case of emergency. 

Mary and I have a trailer house. We spent many happy weeks of the 
summer in the beautiful canyons just a few miles from our home in Star 
Valley, Wyoming. She does a lot of fancy hand work and reading while 


I fish and hunt and relax. We have read the Book of Mormon and other 
Church works. We have learned a great deal about our Church which 
makes us appreciate the Gospel. 

We are comfortable and very proud of our family, for our children 
and grandchildren. We are grateful for the good life we have had and 
for all of our blessings. 



(5-1) Carol married Ken (b. 28 Mar. 1903 at Emery, 
Emery Co. , Utah, son of John Thomas Olsen and Maryetta Lavern 
Edwards) 25 Jan. 1938 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 

They had the following children: 

(5-1-1) Kenneth Roland Olsen b. 13 June 1942 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. 28 June 1950 S. 29 Sept. 1958 


(5-1-2) Michael Alan Olsen b. 13 June 1944 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


bp. 26 Nov. 1952 S. 29 Sept. 1958 

m. 19 June 1969 - Lynette Nield 


My home has always been in Afton, Wyoming, except for a few 
months when my father was a fireman on the railroad, then I lived in 
Evanston, Wyoming, and a short time after my marriage we lived in the 
Lower Valley. 

I received all of my schooling in Afton, I attended the grade school 
and the Star Valley High School. Due to illness I never did graduate. 

In 1938 I married Kenneth Olsen. In a few years we were the parents 
of two fine boys. At this time, 1963, they are attending college. Our 
son, Kenneth is at U. S. U. in Logan, Utah and Michael is at Ricks 
College in Rexburg, Idaho. 

Ken and I lived in several different communities the first four years 
after we were married, he was a foreman and superintendent of CCC 
camps and worked for the forest service and the grazing service. While 
we were doing this work we were stationed at Green River, Kemmerer, 
Big Piney and Split Rock, Wyoming. 

In November 1941 we decided to settle down so we went into partner- 
ship with J. C. Mallory, my uncle, we operated a branch furniture and 
appliance store in Freedom, Wyoming. Later we went into the grocery 
business in Freedom, Wyoming. In 1948 we sold out the grocery business 
and bought the furniture store in Afton from J. C. Mallory. We have kept 
that business since that time. 

Until 1950 I was not very active in the church other than just 
attending the meetings and singing in the choir. In 1954 I became a 
Trekker teacher in Primary, then the Guide Patrol teacher, then the 
second counselor, after that the President, then secretary and back to 
Guide Patrol teacher again. This took place over a number of years. 

I was asked to assist as MIA Maid teacher in the M. I. A. I tried to 


carry on both positions but found the M. I. A. fit into my program and my 
life better than Primary, so I was released from the Primary after nine 
years of continuous work which I loved. 

After working for a year as Mia Maid teacher, I became President 
of the M. I. A. , which position I still hold in 1963. 

Ken has been a High Priest and a member of the High council for 
a year and he enjoys this very much. Our youngest son Michael is hoping 
to go on a mission this next summer in 1963. 

We hope for many more years of life and service. 



(5-1-2) Michael married Lynette( b. Ik June 19^6 t Afton, Lincoln 
Co., Wyoming, daughter of Lynn Nield and Mary Burton) 19 June 1969 
at Logan, Cache Co., Utah 

They had the following children: 

(5-1-2-1) b. 




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(2-6-1) H ussell married Kathleen (b. 29 April 19 / *5 t daughter of 

Clyde Dehn Howard and Estella hae Bake) 12 June 1967 at Salt Lane , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(2-6-1-1) Christopher Russell Osmond b. j>l July 1969 - Salt Lake, Utah 



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Lee (5-2) married Jessie Newswander (b. 8 Aug. 1925 at Afton, 
Lincoln County, Wyoming, daughter of Godfrey Arthur Newswander and 
Nora Heap) 21 December 1943, at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, 
Utah, Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(5-2-1) Richard Arthur Call b. 24 Feb. 1948, Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 28 March 1956 
(5-2-2) Donald Roland Call b. 10 June 1951, Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 29 June, 1959 
(5-2-3) Jeffery Newswander Call b. 21 Mar. 1955, Afton, Lincoln Co., 

bp. 25 Mar. 1963 
(5-2-4) Kendell Lee Call b. 30 Nov. 1959 Afton, Lincoln Co., 

(5-2-5) Annette Call b. 13 Apr. 1963, Afton, Lincoln Co. , 


Lee Roland Call, was born 4 Dec. 1918 in Afton, Lincoln County, 
Wyoming. Graduated Afton Grade School, 1933. When in the 7th grade 
was Star Valley co-Champion speller. Graduated from Star Valley 
High School 1937. Attended Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 
one year, 1938-39. Active in Boy Scout program. He was first Life 
Scout in Star Valley. He served as Scoutmaster before and after entering 
armed forces, and also as troop committeeman. Talented in music, 
played piano, trumpet and accordian. Started playing in dance orchestras 
when junior in high school, and played commercially on all three instru- 
ments for many years. Played in Star Valley High School and Brigham 
Young University bands. 

Loved his native Afton and Star Valley, particularly the mountains, 
canyons, forests and streams. Liked tennis and skiing and won contests 
in both when in high school. 

Drafted into United States Army, 24 April, 1941. Assigned to 115th 
Calvalry at Fort Lewis, Washington for nine months, then entered pilot 


training, taking Primary Flight training at Santa Maria, California, 
Basic at Lemoore, California. Advanced at Luke Field, Arizona. 
Awarded Pilots "Wings July 26, 1942, Class 42-G. Took training in C-47 
aircraft in Wisconsin, then assigned to Troop Carrier Command. He 
went overseas to the Mediterranian Theatre of Operations, flying own 
plane in squadron formation via South America and Ascension Island, 
Gold Coast, Africa to Cairo, Egypt. Flew in support of British 8th 
Army in famous route of Rommel and Germans from Alamein up the 
desert, hauling vital supplies, including gasoline, bombs and ammunition 
to front line units, evacuating casualties and hauling other freight and 
personnel on return trips. However, primary mission was dropping 
paratroopers and participated in combat drops in Sicily and Italy. He 
was in squadron which lost heavily in historic catastrophe wherein 
twenty three planes were downed by allied naval and shore guns. Rotated 
back to United States after eight hundred hours combat flying and became 
pilot instructor at Sedalia, Missouri, for one and one half years and until 
World War II ended. While on leave after arriving home from overseas 
he got married and his wife was with him at Sedalia. Advanced in rank 
from Private to 1st Lt. in four years four months of service. Released 
from active duty 18 Aug. 1945. Joined National Guard and again called 
to active duty 11 Sept. 1950 with 141st Tank Battalion, stationed at Ft. 
Campbell, Kentucky, until ordered overseas in July 1951. Sailed to 
Japan, served as Intelligence Officer in 16th Corps, Sendai, Japan until 
release in May 1952. Flew home in C-54, thus had flown and sailed 
across both oceans while in service. 

Served apprenticeship in Star Valley Independent at Afton, later be- 
came managing editor and partner with father, Uncle Truman and 
brothers. Became sole owner in April 1959. Newspaper received awards 
as Wyoming's most outstanding weekly in 1955, and also many other 
major awards . 

Served as Scoutmaster, Sunday School teacher before and between 
tours of armed forces service. Served two years as Superintendent of 
Afton South Ward Y. M. M. I. A. Called as Stake Missionary 28 Sept. 
1952 for two years. In April 1955 sustained as Stake Sunday School 
Secretary. Served four years in this position, then became first assistant 
in Stake Sunday School Superintendency for a year. On 27 March, I960, 
sustained as Second Counselor in Afton First Ward Bishopric. 

Married Jessie Newsander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. 
Newswander, of Afton, Wyoming, on 2 1 Dec. 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. 
Their first year and a half together were spent in the military service, 
mostly at Sedalia, Missouri. Upon returning to Afton they lived in a 
downtown apartment until 1948, when they moved into a duplex apartment 
they built. On 24 Feb. 1948 their first child, Richard, was born. While 
Lee was on his second tour of active duty, their second son, Donald, 
was born 10 June, 1951, at Afton. Their third son, Jeffrey, was born 
21 March 1955. They built a new home at 320 Monroe Street in Afton 
and moved into it March 1958, and have lived there since. Their fourth 
son, Kendell was born 30 Nov. 1959. They had just about given up hope 
of having any daughters, and then on 1 3 April, 1963 their first daughter, 
Annette, was born. All the children were born at the L. D. S. Hospital 
in Afton, Wyoming. 



Max (5-3) married Beth Hillyard (b. 7 Dec. 1921 at Auburn, Lincoln 
Co. , Wyoming, daughter of Enoch Hillyard and Elona Gardner) 17 Sept. 
1941, at Salt Lake City, Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 
(5-3-1) Jerry Max Call 

(5-3-2) Judeen Call 

(5-3-3) Lloyd Ellis Call 

(5-3-4) Jane Call 

(5-3-5) Kelly Lynn Call 

b. 13 Oct. 1942 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 

bp. 25 Oct. 1950 
b. 18 Apr. 1948 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 

bp. 6 May, 1056 
b. 22 July, 1954 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 28 July, 1962 
b. 7 Sept. 1955 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

d. 7 June, 1956 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

b. 9 Aug. 1961 - Salt Lake, Salt Lake 

Co. , Utah 

Max was an exceptional student at school, he completed all the 
grades and high school at Afton, Wyoming. He graduated from the Star 
Valley High School in 1938. He attended University of Wyoming at 
Laramie, Wyoming and graduated in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science 
degree with honors. His major was Civil Engineering. He completed 
advanced ROTC training in infantry and received a commission of Second 
Lieutenant at his graduation. 

He received his commision 15 May, 1942 and in a very short time 
he was transferred to the Corps of Engineering and ordered into active 

Max reported at Fort Frances E. Warren, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 
25 June, 1942, from there he went to Leonardwood, Missouri. After 
three weeks training he volunteered for overseas duty. He was sent to 
Fort Greeley at Kodiak, Alaska. His wife, Beth had been with him in 
Missouri for just one week, at this time she went home to her parents 
in Auburn, Wyoming. 

Max stayed in Kodiak for eight months with 151st Engr. (c) Bn. He was 
transferred to the 18th Engr (c) Bn. His first voyage was on the USS Alaska. 
(5-3-6) David Enoch Call b. 2 Apr. 1970 - Salt Lake, S.L. Ut, 


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From Alaska he went to Adak in the Aleutian chain. He was sent on a 
special mission to Attu Shemya where he stayed from May 1943 to 
November 1944 after that time he was sent to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 
where he was later released from active duty. 

At this time Max accepted an assignment with the National Advisory 
Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Field, Virginia. He was released 
from service at Fort Meade, Maryland. 

Max continued his services in the National Guard in Afton, Wyoming 
during 1947. In 1950 he was called into Federal Service and was sent 
to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He worked at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina 
and Fort Knox, Kentucky, then he was ordered to Korea where he engaged 
in several combat operations. He was ordered back to Japan where his 
camp was at the foot of Mt. Fujuama. He spent some time with his 
brother Lee Call who was in the same territory. 

On his return to the states he was offered the Gold Leaf of a Major but 
he declined after 13 years of service. He was then a captain. 

On his return to Afton he went to work on a farm. Later he worked in 
a service station, next he became a surveyor and helped to build dams 
and roads and finally went into the newspaper business with his father 
and brothers. They owned part of the Star Valley Independant. 

In 1958 Max became an instructor for the Dale Carnegie School in 
Salt Lake City and soon owned the entire operation in that territory. 

Max married his high school sweetheart, Beth Hillyard of Auburn, 
Wyoming. She was the oldest child of a family of fifteen children all 
of whom died shortly after birth except one sister, Bardella. The two 
girls grew up together. 

Beth attended elementary school at Auburn and high school in Afton. 
She was very happy during her high school days. She took active part as 
a class officer and participated in extra curricular activities. She 
started going with Max Call during her Freshman year and eventually 
married him while they were both attending college at Laramie, Wyoming. 

Beth graduated from high school with two special honors: The Citizen- 
ship Award and a scholarship to the University of Wyoming. Max came 
home from college especially to attend her graduation. This pleased 
her very much. She also graduated from Seminary and gave one of the 
talks on the program. The next year they both attended the University 
of Wyoming. During the year they went to Kimball, Nebraska and were 
married in May, later on they went to the Salt Lake Temple and were 

Max was called into the service again and while he was gone a son, 
Jerry Max was born to them. 

During the next few years they moved to a number of different cities, 
Max decided to make the Dale Carnegie school his lifes work. 



(5-J-2) Judeen married Tarry (b. 22 July 1948, halt Lane, S,L. Co, 
Utah, son of Bob Brent Brewer and Ruth iVoorda Jj> 5 June 1970. 

They had the following children: 


Beth's life has been a happy one, she says, "I have goodly parents, 
a wonderful husband and children. We lost our baby Janie which was 
a great sorrow to us but we can see that there was a purpose in that 
trial, we came to the realization that we would have to accept responsi- 
bility and live the Gospel so we would be worthy to have our baby in the 
next world. We turned our attention to church activities and changed our 
attitude toward life in general. It is very rewarding to have our son, 
Jerry on a mission for the Latter-Day Saint Church at the present time. 
He is also an accomplished musician. 

We now enjoy a rich testimony of the Gospel and we are continually 
grateful to our Heavenly Father for being so good to us. We greatly 
enjoy our work in the church organizations and we are grateful that we 
have the priesthood in our home. We have been happy together and our 
life is rich in the spiritual things that are most valuable. " 

Written 28 June, 1963. 

Beth had a happy childhood, her father owned and operated a ranch 
about three miles north of Auburn Wyoming where she lived until she was 
about ten years old. At this time her father purchased the "General 
Store" in Auburn and they moved "Up Town". Her father loved ranch life 
and was an excellent farmer, but since he had no boys to help him he de- 
cided it would be better for the two girls to live in town closer to the 
church and school. However, he still kept the ranch, and mother operated 
the store and Post Office. 

Beth's mother was the Ward Organist and much in demand for Ward enter- 
tainments. She taught her daughters to play the piano and Beth played in 
the Ward and School until she went away to Laramie, Wyo. to college. 
Every night and morning for four years they rode the bus to the Afton 
High School. She says "High school was one of the happiest periods of my 
life. I was elected to serve in class officer positions and was cheer- 
leader for two years. I had many friends and many opportunities to partici- 
pate in extra curricular activities. I met Max during my freshman year". 

They planned to finish school before they were married, but decided 
not to wait. They were still attending the University of Wyoming when on 
Dec. 7, and her 20th birthday, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and 
the 2nd world war began. Max, being in the Military class at the university 
was called to active duty upon graduating that spring. 

"After a period of moving about with the army, we returned to Afton 
and planned to build our home" Max taught school and did some logging for 
lumber for a house. Eventually they had the house so they could move in- 
to it, a room at a time. They borrowed an old cook stove to serve for 
both heat and cooking, and they used two orange crates for a cupboard 
and a quilt for the front door. Max worked every spare minute to make the 
home comfortable and the grounds presentable. It was not completed when 
they sold it to move to Salt Lake City. 



Lyle (5-4) married Lorna ( b. 4 Oc t. 1924 at Afton, Lincoln County, 
Wyoming, daughter of Christian Joseph Call and Alice Adelia Walton) 
7 Oct. 1955 at Las Vegas, Nevada. Divorced 

They had the following children: 

(5-4-1) Douglas Call b. 3 Sept. 1949, Los Angeles, L. A. 

County, California. 

bp. 9 June, 1958 


(5-4-2) Steven Gregory Call b. 27 Aug. 1957 - Los Angeles, L.A. 

County, California. 

bp. Z fAug. 3&& Ht5" 



I attended Afton elementary school and graduated from ,tar Valley 
High School in 1942. I earned letters in football, basketball and I 
played in the band. I served as class officer in several cl .sses. 

During the summer of 1942 I spent forty days on top of Cabin Creek 
Peak on Greys River as a fire lookout f ir the Forest Service. After I 
attended school at Utah State for about one month I enlisted n the Air 
Corps and was called to active duty in June 1943. 

After I completed pre-flight, primary, basic and advanced flying 
schools I was graduated as a 2nd Leiutenant pilot 4 Aug. 1944 at Pecos, 
Texas. In the spring of 1945 I joined the 447th Heavy Bomber group, 
709th squadron as a B-17 pilot based in England. During this time the 
war ended and I flew back to the United States along with my cousin Ronald 
as pilot and co-pilot. The last landing I made in a B-17 was at Goose 
Bay, Labrador on 7 July 1945. That was the best landing ever. We 
landed in the United States the evening the same day. I was released 
from service in September 1945 at Tampa, Florida. 

Immediately upon leaving the service I enrolle at Utah State where I 
attended school for one and a half years. After that I spent until 1950 
with the Wyoming Highways Departments and the U. S. Bureau of Public 
Roads as an engineer on projects in Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. 

In 1950 at the outbreak of the Korean war and the departure of my 
brothers, Lee and Max, I returned to Afton to help work on the Star 
Valley Independent, the valley newspaper. After Lee and Max returned 
I stayed during the summer of 1953. At that time I joined the SAV-ON 
DRUGS, INC. in Los Angeles in November. I was made a store manager 
in 1956. 

Lorna and I were married 7 Oct. 1955. Her family moved from 
Afton when she was about two years old. They lived in Ogden, then Salt 
Lake City, Utah, then in Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Idaho. Thereafter, 
they returned to Salt Lake City where Lorna graduated from East High 



(5-4-) Charles Lyle married Ruth (b. 

Aug. 1967, Los *ngeles, L.A. Co., California 

Ruth had trie following children: 

Richard L. Mac Loid 

Donna Mac loed 

Charles Lyle continued 

School and attended the University of Utah. 

Her family then moved to Los Angeles, where she attended U. S. C. 
and U. C. L. A. and graduated with a B. S. Degree. She spent several 
months at Childrens Hospital School of Physical Therapy in Hollywood 
and received in-service training at various hospitals in Los Angeles 
and Long Beach. 

After becoming a registered P. T. she worked her last year (to 
date) at the Beverly Hills Clinic. 

In Lorna's own words she says, "I am presently living the 'life of 
Riley' as housewife, chauffer and referee to two noisy but nice children, 
being happily married to a handsome, charming, considerate and hard 
working husband. " 

She has held various positions in the Church; in the Primary as 
Blazer, Trekker, Seagull and Sunbeam Teacher. In the M. I. A. as Drama 
Director, the Relief Society as Social Science and Theology, and at the 
present time Literature Teacher. Lye is interested and active and en- 
joys working in the wards and stakes of the church. At present he is 
Youth Leader and Ward teacher. 



Betty Jo (5-5) married Homer (b. 20 Mar. 1923 at Topeka, Kansas 
son of Charles Homer Gale and 

They had the following children: 

(5-5-1) Barbara Jo Wall Gale b. 5 Oct. 1945 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 


Other husbands were: 
Matthew Worton 
Milon Arthur Wall 



Irene (6) married Arlin (b. 15 July 1891, in St. Charles, Bear 
Lake, Idaho, son of Medwin Newton Allred and Maria Josephine Stock) 
22 Dec. 1910, in Salt Lake S. L. Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-1) Delsa Irene Allred b. 18 Dec. 1911-Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 23 Dec. 1919. T. 8 Dec. 1932 
m. 20 Sept. 1933 - Irwin Shepard Thomson 
(6-2) Norma Allred b. 15 May 1914 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 

bp. 16 May 1922, Ch. 7 June 1914 
d. 13 July 1927 
(6-3) Josephine Allred b. 19 Apr. 1916 - Afton, Lincoln Co., 

bp. 22 Apr. 1924. T. 15 Oct. 1937 
m. 15 Oct. 1937 - Howard Peterson 
(6-4) Phyllis Allred b. 16 Apr. 1918 -Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 20 Apr. 1926 

m. 9 Oct. 1931 - Clifford Squires Spence 
(6-5) Richard Arlin Allred b. 20 Mar. 1921 -Log an, Cache Co. , 

bp. 6 Apr. 1929. T. 5 Dec. 1941 
m. 21 June 1944 - Ethel Brough 
(6-6) Lila Marie Allred b. 28 Dec. 1924 - Logan, Cache Co., 

bp. 4 Feb. 1933. T. 14 Oct. 1942 
m. 25 Mar. 1942 - John William Dunn 
(6-7) Juan Joseph Allred b. 3 Nov. 1929 - Smithfield, Cache Co. , 

bp. 5 Feb. 1938 T. 6 June 1950 
m. 12 June 1952 - Gladys Bingham 

My first home was a three-room frame house which my father, 
Joseph H. Call had built a short time before my birth. Special friends 
of my childhood were Vinnie Call and Mary Call, both cousins, Bertha 
Cazier, who lived next door and Bertha Kennington. 

My first Sunday School teacher was Alice Gardner, she was a sweet, 
quiet lady. She had a chart with large pictures of the Book of Mormon 
stories. I remember Lehi's Ship; Lehi Finding the Liahona by his door, 
the wicked priests, when they stole the Lamanite daughters. Our chapel 
had a tower with a bell in it that would ring to tell us the time to come to 


My childhood games were: Prisoners Base, Pitch the Picket, 
Rounders, Hop Scotch, Run Sheep Run, and Steal Sticks and Guinea. 
As we grew older we had house parties and candy pulls, we loved the 
dance and the drama. 

Mother had poor health so I had much responsibility with home work. 
Father raised large gardens and small fruits. Mother was a good 
seamstress, she taught me to sew. I did my own sewing and some for 
the other members of the family. 

I scrubbed clothes all day on a wash board for fifty cents, that was 
the first money I ever earned. I was rich. 

Father built another new house, we moved into it the year I was six. 
It was a large eight room building, two stories high, with a big attic, 
and long halls, in which we children could roam. 

My father owned the "Town Hall" where we attended school in the 
east room of the building. By the time I was in the fourth grade we had 
a new school house and we had good teachers; Mrs. Linford, Mr. May, 
Mr. Bell and Mr. McCloskey. Sometimes we had picnics in the Narrows 
and we would hike up Swift Creek Canyon. 

The year I was in the Eighth Grade we had an epidemic of measles. 
It left me with inflamitory rheumatism which was very painful. We 
attended all of our church meetings regularly. My father baptized me the 
day I was eight years old. 

I was Secretary of the Primary and later a Teacher in that organi- 
zation. I was magazine agent for the "Young Womans Journal. " 

I had boy friends but was really only interested in one, Arlin Allred. 
In Arlin's own words this is the story of our courtship. 

"I started courting quite young. I was fourteen when I met Irene 
Call at a dance in Afton, and of course she wouldn't let me be until she 
had persuaded me that she was the one I wanted (cause she thought I 
was cute. ) After five years of visiting and corresponding, we decided 
to get married if my ma would let me. " 

"In the winter of 1908 I attended school at Logan, Utah, at the 
Brigham Young College. I studied mainly in mechanics or blacksmithing. 
I learned to do some good work, and went home in early spring and 
started in business for myself in blacksmithing at Afton, Wyoming. I 
could do a very good job of shoeing horses, shaping and fitting the shoes. 
I lived with my brother Alvin for about one and a half years, then I thought 
if I could handle my own business, I should be able to handle a wife to 
cook for me, anyway she knew what I meant by the look on my red face. 
So she said, "111 have to ask mama. " She did and the next time I saw 
here she said it was OK. It didn't take her long to make up her mind. 
Then I got scared and was afraid I wouldn't be able to take good care of 
her. I did not have any money, and no place to live so what could I do 
with a wife to support? So I told her we had better wait for awhile, but 


didn't seem to work out, so we decided to be married in December. 

"We started to Montpelier by team and sleigh on about the 18th of 
December, 1910. It took nearly two days to get to Montpelier, we had 
to transfer from sleigh to buckboard in Montpelier canyon. At Mont- 
pelier we transferred again to a ludlow to go to Paris to see my brother 
Darrel who was sick and staying at Uncle Marvin Allreds home. Mother 
was there to take care of him. The road was cut into deep ruts so the 
hubs of the wheels would drag the ground then up and down again. The 
trip was tiresome as the road was bad all the way so the horses could 
not go faster than a walk. Next morning we retraced the same way 
back to Montpelier, and rode the train to Salt Lake City which was a 
relief. Irene was suffering from a sore on her right hip bone which was 
very painful and the bouncing of the ludlow was hard to take. 

"Arriving at Salt Lake City we went to the courthouse to obtain a 
marriage license. I was informed that I could not have one without a 
written consent from my mother who was in Paris, Idaho. I phoned 
her to send her consent and we decided to go to the Temple and get our 
endowments. After going through the Temple we were unexpectedly 
called up. The consent had come to the court house, so we went and got 
our license and were married the same day. Just how this all happened 
in such a short time has always been a miracle to me. So we were 
married unexpectedly that day in the Temple, the 22nd of December, 

"Mother Call paid for the gold band we got while in Salt Lake City, 
because I did not have any money. Now you see again why I wanted to 
put off the marriage, but then I think it was wise that we decided to go, 
because if the marriage had been postponed, the operation which Irene 
went through four or five days previous to our marriage also most 
likely would have been put off, and the results might have been disastrous 
as the bone decay was creeping slowly to the hip joint and could have 
been the means of crippling Irene for life, so we thanked God and still 
do thank Him for His help in our behalf. We have always acknowledged 
His help in our lives and hope and pray that we always will. 

"While still at Salt Lake City, after our marriage, two or three days, 
I received a letter from home in Afton from the Ward authorities asking 
me to come home to help re-play a drama which our group had previously 
played. "Under the American Flag", which of course I did, leaving 
Irene at Aunt Jane Call's place. Her mother stayed with her. She 
remained there in Salt Lake most of the winter and I in Afton, which 
turned out to be a fine romance without kisses and a great honeymoon 
without the honey. When she finally came home we set up housekeeping 
in one of the upstairs rooms in Father and Mother Calls house, the 
south east room. We were happy and financially skimp, but did not 
realize it enough to be hurt or embarrassed. Later we moved into the 
two west rooms of the upstairs. Here our first baby, Delsa was born. 
She was a darling. " 

Arlin had taken training in blacksmithing at school in Paris, Idaho 
and in Logan, Utah. He found work in Fairview, Wyoming, so we moved 


there, he was the Village Smithy. He built a small shop in partnership 
with Eldon Allred, a cousin, and worked there a short time, when we 
made a deal for forty acres of land one half mile east of Fairview, 
Wyoming where we built a small one room house a cow stable and then 
a bigger and better barn, also dug a well forty five feet deep with the 
help of Henry Jensen and others. Delsa was our pride and joy. Then 
Norma our second sweet daughter was born. She had a beautiful voice 
and sang in public as she grew older. We hoped to build a house, but we 
were financially unable to do so. We traded the equity in the farm for 
Dave Williamson's blacksmith shop. We were always able to make a good 
living in the shop, but could not save any money. We moved the shop 
off the block, it was rented ground) to a lot one half block south and one 
half block west on the street behind the old Roberts Store. Then Dave 
came back and wanted to be a blacksmith again so we worked together 
again. We rented the shop to him and we with two children went to the 
homestead in Salt Canyon to try our luck, which turned out again to be 
a poverty adventure, but a lot of fun. 

One of the stories Arlin loves to tell is the time he was herding sheep, 
and had left me and two children in the tent. He related it this way, 
"One day I decided to follow the sheep to the top of the hills for better 
food so I pa eked the tent and bedding and food on one or two horses with 
wife, our two children, Delsa and Norma who were about four and two 
years old. I set the tent up loosly, without enough stakes to hold it down 
in a storm, then I went after the sheep. While away a storm broke and 
the wind blew furiously. When I returned Irene was sitting on the tent 
sides trying to hold it down. It would lift her up and almost got away. 
The babies were covered in the bedding to keep the dust out of them. 
We decided to move camp again and found a lower place where the wind 
did not strike so hard. 

One time we ran out of food except some sour cheese and we began 
to wonder what we would eat when the mail rig brought us a sack of 
vegetables which my brother Ed and Sadie had sent to us from their 
garden. Only once in my life have I been so broke for money that I did 
not have a penny and only once have been so out of food as we were at 
that time. 

Once very soon after this occasion we were driving back to the camp 
from Afton when I saw a purse in the road. I stopped and picked it up, 
it had $15. 00 in bills which was certainly a gold mine to me. There 
were no settlers, and no travelers except perhaps a sheep herder who 
might have dropped it from his pocket. There being no way to hunt an 
owner in the wilderness, I made use of the money. " 

In the autumn of 1916 we bought a small home and here we had what 
we thought was a very serious trial. Our baby Josephine was taken ill 
with diarrhea, for ten days she lingered on the verge of death. Through 
faith and prayers she was restored to health. Arlin enlarged the house 
and we were comfortable and happy. 

When our fourth daughter, Phillis came it seemed she was not 
going to stay. She contracted pneumonia. She was spared to us through 
our faith and prayers. 


Money was very scarce in Star Valley so Arlin went to Logan, Utah 
to work, he got work in the Cache Auto Company, with Bishop N. W. 
Merkley manager. We left Star Valley in March of 1919. Packed all 
our belongings in a 1916 Ford with four girls, Delsa, Norma, Josephine, 
and Phyllis and started for Logan. We bought a small pebble-dash house 
on 7th East close by the Seventh Ward Chapel. Bishop Watkins welcomed 
us and we went to work in the church organizations. Our son Richard 
was born in this home. 

We had work with Bishop Merkley for about five years when business 
slowed to where there wasn't enough to keep Arlin busy so he was let 
go the day before New Years day. 

Arlin decided we could better ourselves financially if we moved to 
Wellsville, Utah. He got a job in a garage owned by Preston Gunnell. 
Worked for Mr. Gunnell for about two months then found work again in 
Logan selling and repairing batteries for William Doutre. 

It was while living in Wellsville that we had our greatest sorrow. I 
was making dresses for the girls to wear when we went on vacation. 
The girls were climbing in the tall trees by the house. I went to the 
door to see how they were doing, at that moment Norma called, "Look 
Mama", she balanced herself on a dry branch, it broke and she fell, 
lighting on a picket fence. The picket punctured her bowels and stomach, 
there she hung. I had to lift her off. We rushed her to Logan to the 
hospital. The doctors operated but she passed away soon after. She had 
been baptized in May 1927, just two months before. 

We moved back to Logan and bought a home in the Sixth ward. We 
remodeled it as we did all the houses we bought. We went to work in 
the church organizations. Arlin loved to sing and he did have a nice 
singing voice. It was in this home that our lovely Lila Marie was born. 

In 1928 Arlin bought a garage in Smithfield, Utah. He has owned his 
own business since that time. The children went to school in Smithfield, 
we made many wonderful friends. We bought an old house and made it 
almost new. Here our last baby was born. We named him Juan, he is 
our second son and seventh child. He was thin and delicate but he had 
a sweet smile for everyone. He had soft golden curls and was a happy 

The 3rd Ward Chapel was dedicated soon after we moved there. 
We attended the services. President Grant was the official and dedicated 
the building. We were received royaly into the ward which had a short 
while been divided from the 2nd ward, with Bishop Richard Roskelly, L. 
Vern Toolson and Clark Thornley in the bishopric. Arlin was selected 
as M. I. A. Superintendent and acted there for four years, then he was 
released and called as counselor to Ellis Doty, Supt. of the Benson Stake 
to which Smithfield belonged at that time. He was selected as Stake Sunday 
School Supt. for about two years then as counselor Bishop Vern Toolson, 
and worked with him for about six months when he was released, as 
was Arlin. 


Arlin was called to be a Stake High Counselor with President Read 
Halverson and remained as such with President Hazen Hillyard and 
President G. L. Rees. 

In March 1953 we were called to Harrison, Arkansas, on a mission 
where we remained for six months. We enjoyed this mission very much. 
Arlin was the Presiding Elder. He has been a worker in the Logan 
Temple for a number of years. 

Arlin's history gives some faith promoting experiences which I 
would like to include in this story. 

While Arlin and some of his brothers were traveling down a steep 
road their wagon wheel struck a boulder, the wagon was tipped over. 
The brothers with Arlin were pinned underneath the wagon box, which 
was lodged against a cliff. The horses stopped short, this probably saved 
their lives. The boys managed to crawl out from under the wagon box, and 
righted the wagon. Although the wheel was badly damaged they did get 
home. They found their mother anxiously awaiting their return. She 
had experienced a feeling of anxiety and had knlet by her bed and prayed 
that the Father -in-Heaven would protect her sons. This He did. There 
are other similar experiences in his Life's Story. 

About 1958 Arlin built a lovely little home in Logan just big enough 
for the two of us. The children are all married and have very good 
companions and wonderful families. 

We are extremely proud of our children and their accomplishments. 

Our sons have filled honorable missions for the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints and are now engaged in working in their 
respective wards. 

WE have had a good life. We have tried to do our best to serve the 
Father -in-Heaven at all times. We are grateful for His manyblessings 
and for our lovely family. 

Arlin and Irene Allred 



Delsa (6-1) married Irwin (b. 7 Apr. 1904, in Richmond, Cache Co. , 
Utah, son of Joseph Richard Thomson and Ella Jane Shepard) 20 Sept. 
1933 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-1-1) Delwin Thomson b. 8 Sept. 1934 - Smithfield, Cache Co., 

bp. 12 Sept. 1942 - T. 30 July 1954 
m. 30 July 1954 - Bonnie Laree Beaves 
(6-1-2) Arlene Thomson b. 7 Julyl936 - Smithfield, Cache Co., 

d. 10 July 1936 - Smithfield, Cache Co. , 
(6-1-3) Irwin Lamon Thomsonb. 26 Sept. 1938 - Smithfield, Cache Co. , 

bp. 9 Nov. 1946. T. 14 Feb. 1958 
m. 14 Feb. 1958 - Carrol Roe Allen 
(6-1-4) Truman Brent Thomson b. 6 Feb. 1943 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 24 Feb. 1951 
(6-1-5) Sherman Vance Thomson b. 10 Feb. 1945 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 22 Feb. 1953 
(6-1-6) Orlo Glade Thomson b. 28 Nov. 1948 - Logan, Cache Co., 

d. 3 May 1954 

On a cold winter day I opened my eyes in the upstairs room of my 
grandfather Joseph H. Call's home. My dear mother, Irene Call (6) 
had answered the call to motherhood. She and my father, Arlin R. 
Allred were happy young parents. 

They had been reading the book "Added Upon, " they saw the name 
"Delsa" there, and this name they gave to me along with my mothers 
name, "Irene. " My father blessed me 4 Feb. 1912 in Afton Ward. 

I attended school in Logan until I reached the Seventh grade, then 
my family moved to Smithfield, Utah, there I attended Smithfield Jr. 
High. I graduated from North Cache High School in 1931. After I 
graduated I went to Ventura, California and lived with my Aunt and 
Uncle, Leone and Wayne Henrie, for one winter. They helped me so I 
could graduate from Floyd's Beauty Academy of Ventura. In the spring 
I came back to Utah and passed the Utah State Board of Beauticians. 
I have always been grateful to Aunt Leone because she decided that I 



ould be a better hairdresser than a secretary. 

I had several romances while I lived in Ventura, but none of them 
were serious. After I returned to Utah and passed my examination I 
was not able to get a job as a beautician for some time. There were 
depression years. I went to work for Excelcis Co. and sold their 
cosmetics, this is where I met Irwin Thomson, the man I later married. 

Irwin graduated from North Cache High School, then he was called 
on a mission to the Eastern States with headquarters at Brooklyn, N. Y. 
He was honorably released 16 Dec. 1929 by Pres. James H. Moyle. 

After a brief courtship we became engaged. At this time he went 
to Elmira, N. Y. to help pioneer the Excelcis Products there. The 
great depression was on and things got worse, the banks went broke, 
he lost all the money he had put into the business, he came home broke 
and with no job. 

We decided to get married in the fall of 1933. Irwin found a job 
with the W. P. A. He continued to sell Excelcis Products and I got a 
job with Venna Cantwell in her beauty shop. 

In a few months we were married in the Logan Temple. We had 
ten dollars in cash and an old Plymouth car. Dad and Mom let us live 
in a small apartment in their home. 

We raised a garden and canned fruits and vegetables to help with 
the living expenses. We went to the mountains and gathered wild fruit 
to can. 

We had a great deal of joyplanning and waiting for our first son, 
Delwin. We lived in a small apartment in Smithfield, Utah. The day 
our son arrived I was making jam, and I was plenty busy while I waited 
to receive my baby. 

In the spring of 1935 Irwin started to work for his brother Lynn, as 
an electrician. We moved to Logan, Utah and lived in an apartment in 
Grandmother Allred's home. Later on we moved into a small house 
close by and bought it for $1600. 00. We had two rooms with a bath and 
a closet, and a full basement. We lived in this home for six years. 

It was in Smithfield at the home of my parents that we welcomed 
and lost our only daughter, Arlene, this was a great sorrow to us but 
into everyones lives has to come some tragedies. These are the things 
that make us grow. 

Irwin worked for the Herald Journal for awhile and was successful. 
Later on he worked for Sears for $18. 50 a week. We seemed to manage 
all right by watching every penny. 

After our son LaMon was born we needed a larger home. We sold 
the home in the Logan Ninth Ward and bought one in the Logan 10th 


Irwin decided to go into the Electrical business for himself. We 
bought a small house in town and rented it. We had a small lot by our 
home on which we raised beans and sold them to the canning factory. 
This was my job and it also provided work and some spending money for 
the boys . 

We have always been busy in the church. We have held positions 
in the M. I. A. and Genealogical Society, Primary, etc. 

We really did enjoy Square dancing. We helped to organize a dance 
club and went dancing often. We put on floor shows as many as three 
times a week. We worked hard all day and danced most of the night, 
the energy we had was unbelieveable. 

I attended a Stork shower for our fifth baby, Arlo Glade, after 
which we hurried to the hospital where he was born a few hours later. 
He was a healthy boy until he was five years old. About the 3rd of 
November, 1953 he was stricken with Nephritis, he spent five months 
in the children's hospital in Salt Lake. He came home for one month. 
Here he developed paratonitis. We took him back to the hospital but 
this disease was more than his frail body could endure. He had a pre- 
monition of his pending death, he told me he was going on a long journey 
and he would not come back. He had great faith and a marvelous 
testimony. He was always anxious to have the Elders administer to him, 
he said that relieved his suffering. He died in the Children's Hospital 
in Salt Lake City and was buried in the Logan cemetery near his sister 
Arlene, and other members of the family. 

One never knows how many friends and loved ones they have until 
they are called upon to mourn. Aunt Lucy and Uncle Arthur Osmond 
were so kind and made me feel welcome when I had to stay in Salt Lake 
to be near our little Arlo, for this we will be eternally grateful. Aunt 
Lucy was so understanding and helpful. There were so many others 
who helped us to bear our burden. My father and mother were very 
helpful with the family while I had to remain away from them. 

Our oldest son, Delwin went on a mission for the Latter-day Saint 
Church. Irwin and I both had to work to keep ahead of the expenses at 
this time. I have worked and helped Irwin most of the time since our 

Irwin was Genealogical Chairman when we lived in the Ninth Ward 
in Logan and I was a Bee Hive teacher in 1937-1940. Irwin has been 
MIA President, Elders President, Sunday School teacher many times, 
worked on Boy Scout committee, he served many years on the Senior 
Aaronic committee with Orson Ryan and Cache Smith, from 1950 to 
1957. We worked on the Stake Mutual Married's Committee for two 
years, from this position he was called to the High Priests organization. 

I, Delsa, taught Primary from 1946 to 1949. Worked in the Relief 
Society membership drive for 100, 000 strong. That was a fun job, but 
just at the climax I contracted Scarlet Fever. 

We moved back into the Tenth ward where I worked in the Primary, 


then in the Sunday School. I was Primary President from Oct. 1951 to 
1955, then I was released and sustained as Stake Co-Pilot leader. Since 
then I have taught in Sunday School, Primary and M. I. A. Right now, 
21 June, 1962 I am teaching the Gatherers in M. I. A. I really do enjoy 


After Delwin went on his mission I went to work for the Tupperware 
Co. selling dishes. I had to give parties in order to sell the products. 
From there I went to the U. S. A. C. and got a job with the Vetinary 
Science Laboratory. It was on this job that I cut the tendon on my left 
thumb. As a result I have a stiff thumb and finger. 

I felt like I should prepare myself and go back to my own profession 
as a Beautician. I took the State Board examination and was granted a 
license. I have been working since February of 1957. 

Irwin has been a marvelous husband and father. We are proud and 
happy with the accomplishments of our family. They have done much in 
the church, the school, the home in whatever capacity they have been 
called to work. We are thankful for each other and for our children. 



Delwin (6-1-1) married Bonnie (b. 18 Oct. 1935 in Cardston, Alberta, 
Canada, daughter of John Albert Beaves and LaMoine Leviette) 30 July 
1954 in Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-1-1-1) David Bryan Thomson b. 15 Dec. 1957 - Albuquerque, New 


bp. C. 2 Feb. 1958 


(6-1-1-2) Kevin Glade Thomson b. 7 Jan. I960 - Albuquerque, New 




(6-1-1-3) Tracy Wade Thomson b. 26 May 1961 - Provo, Onida Co. , 





Delwin grew up in Logan and attended the Logan Schools, graduating 
from the Logan High School and has gone to the Utah State University 
for two years and the Brigham Young University for one Semester. 

Bonnie grew up in the small farming town of Glenwood Alberta, 
Canada. At the age of 17 the Beaves family moved to Logan, Utah, 
where Bonnie graduated from the Logan High School and attended one 
year of school at Utah State University. 

Delwin & Bonnie were married on July 30th, 1954 in the Logan 
Temple. On November 13th, 1954, Delwin left to serve a two year 
mission in the East Central States Mission. During the two years that 
Delwin was in the mission field Bonnie lived with her parents and worked 
at J. C. Penney Co. as a bookkeeper helping to support her missionary. 

The mission was a wonderful experience for us, and many blessings 
were poured out upon us. 

Six months after Delwins release from his mission he was called 
into the U. S. Army for two years. Basic training was at Fort Ord, 
California. Bonnie went to Pacific Grove, a small town about ten miles 
from Fort Ord and Delwin was able to spend weekends there. "The rest 
of the two years were spent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two weeks 
after moving to Albuquerque we were blessed with our first child a 
beautiful son, David Bryan Thomson, born December 15, 1957. We 
fell in love with Albuquerque, not so much the city itself by the wonder- 
ful Church members. The spirit of the Gospel was so strong and the 
love of our Savior Jesus Christ was shared by these people. 


Delwin worked as Aaronic Priesthood Advisor, and Bonnie in the 
Primary and Sunday School. Then together as M-Men and Gleaner 
Leaders, Delwin was then called as Mutual Superintendent and Bonnie 
as Attendance Secretary. 

After Delwin was discharged from the Army we stayed in Albuquerque 
for a year. On January 7th, I960, our second son Kevin Glade Thomson 
was born. 

In June I960 we moved to Provo, Utah and Delwin worked at the 
Utah State Mental Hospital and went to school part time at the B. Y. U. 

Our third son Tracy Wade Thomson was born May 26th, 1961. 

At the present time Delwin is working at Hercules Powder Company 
at Bacchus, Utah. 

We love the beautiful Utah Valley and we plan to make our homes 
here. Our plans are to eventually finish school, and raise our family 
in the Gospel. 

Children continued: 

(6-1-1-4) Lorie Thomson b. 2b Mar. 19^6 - American fork, Utah 




(6-1-1-5) Tonya Thomson b. 7 June 19&7 - American fork, Utah 



d. 24 Jan. 1970 - American r'ork, otah 



Irwin LaMon (6-1-1-2) married Carol Rae (b. 8 Aug. 1940 at 
Logan, Cache Co. , Utah, daughter of Roy Walter Allen and Dorothy- 
Lillian Larsen) 14 Feb. 1958 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 
Bp. 28 Aug. 1948. 

They had the following children: 

(6-1-2-1) Pamela Thomson b. 31 Aug. I960 - Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. c. 4 Oct. I960 


(6.1-2-2) Christopher Wade 

Thomson b. 23 Nov. 1961 - Logan Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. c, 7 June, 1962 



Irwin LaMon Thomson was born 26 Sept, 1938 in Smithfield : Cache, Utah 
to Irwin Shepard Thomson and Delsa Irene Allred. He was baptized 9 Nov. 
1946 by George B. Henrie, in the Logan L. D. S„ Temple. He was confirmed 
by Ernest Stettler. He was graduated from Primary 28 May 1950 and was 
ordained a deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood 8 Oct. 1950 by his father ; 
Irwin Shepard Thomson. 

LaMon was ordained to the office of Teacher by his father on 8 Nov. 
1953. On 7 Nov. 1954 his father ordained him a Priest. He held various 
offices while holding the Aaronic Priesthood such as president of the 
Deacons Quorum and secretary of the Priests Quorum. He received 
Individual Awards each year from 1950 to 1956. During this time he was 
also active in Scouting and served as Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader 
and received the Eagle Scout Award 5 Dec. 1955. On 15 June 1955 he received 
the Duty to God award. On 20 May 1955 he graduated from L. D. S. Seminary 
at the Logan Senior High School On 25 May 1956 he graduated from the 
same High School. 

LaMon was a member of the Utah National Guard for six and one half 
years. He started as a Private First Class because he had previously been 
given three years reserve officers training in conjunction with his high 
school classes. He held several positions beginning with radiotelephone 
operator to light airplane mechanic, machine gun Sargeant, and was supply 
Sargeant at the time of his discharge. He obtained the rank of Sargeant 
First Class and received an Honorable Discharge on 7 June 1962. 

LaMon was ordained an elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood by his 
father on the 2 Feb. 1958. He married Carol Rae Allen on 14 Feb. 1958 in the 
Logan L. D. S. Temple. The ceremony was performed by Pres. A. George 
Raymond and witnessed by Irwin Shepard Thomson and Ray Walters Allen. 


Carol was baptized 28 Aug. 1948 in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, by- 
Sterling Nelson and confirmed 26 Sept. 1948 by Joseph T. Painter, in 
the Logan 1st Ward. She graduated from Primary 18 May 1952, attended 
MIA and received Individual Awards each year including first and second 
MIA Joy Award certificate and pin. She graduated from Seminary 17 May 
1957. On 27 May 1958 she graduated from Logan Senior High School. 

After LaMon and Carol were married, LaMon continued his college 
education through fall quarter 1958-59. He then started work at Thiokol 
Chemical Corp. on 24 Dec. 1958 and worked for 5 years either full or 
part time, going to night school, taking correspondence courses etc. , 
until on 5 June 1963 he graduated from Utah State College with a Bachelor 
of Science Degree with a major in Mathematics. 

While attending college, LaMon and Carol were members of the USU 
Stake. LaMon served as a teacher in the Articles of Faith class and as 
Ward Genealogical Chairman in the University 9th Ward. Carol taught 
Primary and was a Relief Society Visiting Teacher. In June 1961 Carol 
was called to serve as the USU Stake Primary Secretary and served in 
this capacity until March 1962 at which time she was called to be USU 
Stake Primary President. Under this capacity the USU Stake Primary- 
sponsored their first Primary Convention held in their new Stake Center. 
A Primary Stake dinner was given during the Christmas Holidays. Carol 
was released in June 1963. 

In the fall of 1963 LaMon accepted employment with General Electric 
Company's Computer Dept. as a Programmer Analyst. The family moved to 
Madison, New Jersey in December 1963 where LaMon worked at the Bell 
Telephone Laboratories under subcontract. 

LaMon and Carol are attending the Short Hills Ward, New Jersey Stake. 
Carol served as a Junior Sunday School Teacher. At present she is serving 
as Ward Speech-Drama Director in the MIA and as a Secretary for the 
Daughters of Utah Pioneers. 

LaMon has served as a Secretary in the YMMIA and at present is 
serving as First Counselor in the Elders Quorum. 



They had the following cnildren: 

(6-1-5-1) Bruce Jay Thomson b. 2 May 1965 - Logan, Cache Co., Utan 




(6-1-5-2) Eric Shawn Tnomson b. 18 Oct. 1964 - Loyan, Cache Co., Utah 



(6-1-5-3) Kent Dean Thomson b. 1 May 1968 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 



(6-1-5-4) Camile Thomson b. 



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They had the following cnildren: 

( 6-1-2-1 ) Pamela Thomson 

b. 31 Aug. iybO - Logan. Cache Co. Ut. 




(6-1-2-2) Christopher Waae Thomson b. 2j Nov. l$6l - Logan, Cache Co. at. 

b p. 

(6-1-2-3) Sidney Lai'on Thomson b. 6 July 1^65 Summit, Union Co., 

New Jersey 


(6-1-2-4) Holly Jean Thomson b. 21 Mar. lyb'/ - Fnoenix, Penol Co., 




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Sherman (6-1-5) married Ricky (b, 10 Feb, 1945 at Logan Cache 
Co, , Utah 3 daughter of Einar L. Jensen and Beulah Smith) 7 Sept. 1962 
at Hyrum, Cache Co. , Utah, 

They had the following children: 

(6-1-5-1) Bruce Jay Thomson b. 2 May, 1963 Logan, Utah 



(6-1-5-2) Eric Shawn Thompson b. 18 Oct. 1964 Logan, Utah 




Sherman V. Thomson born 10 Feb, 1945. Bp. 28 Feb, 1953 by his 
brother Delwin, a priest; confirmed by his father Irwin, 1 Mar. 1953. Gradua 
from Primary 24 Feb. 1957, Ordained a deacon by his father Irwin Thomson 
who gave him a wonderful blessing. 

Dec. 1958 he was made 1st Counselor in the Deacon's quorum. At this 
time he was made a ward teacher. May 15, I960 he received his Honor to God 
award, together with other Priesthood awards. He was made President of his 
Teachers Quorum and other offices of responsibility as he was advanced in the 
Priesthood. He was ordained a Priest 26 Feb. 1961 by his father. He was 
privileged to be baptized in the Temple for 34 proxies. He became a life 
scout. Sept. 7, 1962 he married Ricky Jensen at the home of her parents. 
Bishop Stauffer performed the ceremony. He was graduated from High School 
May 24, 1963 and took a job with the Watkms Co. 

On Oct. 18, 1964 dear little Eric Shawn was born, he weighed 8 lbs. but 
something went wrong and his legs were not strong, they are still working to 
make them strong and well. 

Nov. 25, 1965 they took out their Temple endowments and had their two 
lovely boys sealed to them. This happy event took place in the Logan Temple. 

Ricky Kathleen Jensen was born Feb 6, 1945 at Logan, Utah. She had a 
happy childhood on her fathers farm in Hyrum Utah. Her father was a high 
councilman and her mother was a gifted musician, playing the piano for the 
ward organizations. She was Relief Society chorister for a long time, Ricky 
inherited her mothers musical talent and she plaved piano and clarinet in 
the South Cache High School. One of the high-lights of her life was going 
to Calgary Alberta Canada with the band to participate in the famous parade 
and stampede. 

Sherman is attending college at U.S. U. majoring in horticulture, and is 
working at Scott Chemical Co. 

In Dec, of 1947 we took our two sons Sherman and Brent on a trip through 
Arizona and into New Mexico to Albuquerque to see our son Delwin and our 
first grandson. During our travels we visited the Mesa Verde in Arizona and 
ruins of the Aztec Indians and other interesting places. 



Josephine (6-3) married Howard (b. 22 Mar. 1913 at Firth, Idaho, 
son of Niels Christian Joseph Peterson and Hulda Jane Teeples) 15 Oct. 
1937, at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-3-1) Sharid Howard Peterson b. 1Z Oct. 1939 - Logan, Cache Co., 


bp. 1 Nov. 1947 - T. 19 Oct. 1959 


(6-3-2) Linden Arlin Peterson b. 5 Sept. 1942 - Logan, Cache Co. , 


bp. 7 Oct. 1950 



(6-3-3) Jolene Peterson b. 14 May 1944 - Logan, Cache Co. , 


bp. 2 July 1952 - T. 1 June, 1962 

m. 1 June 1962 - Stan J. Checketts 

(6-3-4) Karren Peterson b. 8 Dec. 1952 - Logan, Cache Co., 


bp. 5 July I960 



Howard and I attended and graduated from different high schools and 
seminaries. We attended the same college where we met, fell in love 
and were married in a short time. Like most young couples we had a 
hard time to find out just where we belonged. We started out married 
life in a trailer hous« that belonged to my father. 

We worked on many road jobs, we tried selling and farming, we 
tried to sell life insurance, we worked in service stations and did book- 
keeping and finally settled down in Logan, Utah. Here we have built up 
a successful and most interesting hobby business. 

We have now been married 25 years. As we look back over these 
years through the hard times and the happy times we realize what a 
happy life we have had together. We are proud of our family and of our 

Our first son, Sherid has a talent for music he plays the guitar and 
sings very well. He has completed a successful mission in South Africa 
for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (November 1959 to 
November 1961. ) He served six months for Uncle Sam in the Reserve 
unit at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. He toured the Holy City before returning 
home. He is now the speech and drama director in the Logan Fourteenth 
Ward M. I. A. 



Josephine (6-3) married Howard (b. 22 Mar. 1913 at Firth, Idaho, 
son of Niels Christian Joseph Peterson and Hulda Jane Teeples) 15 Oct. 
1937, at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-3-1) Sharid Howard Peterson b. lZOct. 1939 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 1 Nov. 1947 - T. 19 Oct. 1959 
m. 1^ July 2966 - Jane Leonnardt 
(6-3-2) Linden Arlin Peterson b. 5 Sept. 1942 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 7 Oct. 1950 

m. 4 June 196$ - Diane Mozell Hawkes 
(6-3-3) Jolene Peterson b. 14 May 1944 - Logan, Cache Co., 

bp. 2 July 1952 - T. 1 June, 1962 
m. 1 June 1962 - Stan J. Checketts 
(6-3-4) Karren Peterson b. 8 Dec. 1952 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 5 July I960 

Howard and I attended and graduated from different high schools and 
seminaries. We attended the same college where we met, fell in love 
and were married in a short time. Like most young couples we had a 
hard time to find out just where we belonged. We started out married 
life in a trailer hous'e that belonged to my father. 

We worked on many road jobs, we tried selling and farming, we 
tried to sell life insurance, we worked in service stations and did book- 
keeping and finally settled down in Logan, Utah. Here we have built up 
a successful and most interesting hobby business. 

We have now been married 25 years. As we look back over these 
years through the hard times and the happy times we realize what a 
happy life we have had together. We are proud of our family and of our 

Our first son, Sherid has a talent for music he plays the guitar and 
sings very well. He has completed a successful mission in South Africa 
for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (November 1959 to 
November 1961. ) He served six months for Uncle Sam in the Reserve 
unit at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. He toured the Holy City before returning 
home. He is now the speech and drama director in the Logan Fourteenth 
Ward M. I. A. 


Linden, our second son was in a hurry to come to this earth, he 
was born pre-mature at 6- 1/2 months. He weighed 2 lbs. and 8 ozs. 
We felt very fortunate in being allowed to keep this baby. He lived in 
the incubator at the Logan L. D. S. hospital for two months, he is now a 
big, husky boy. He has served six months in the National Guard at Fort 
Ord, California. At present he holds the office of Priest in the church. 
He was ordained an Elder 19 May, 1963 by his father Howard Petersen. 

Jolene, our third child was a most beautiful and welcome Mother's 
Day gift. She was born on Mother's Day in the Logan hospital. She is 
a very good scholar and she plays the piano. 

Love called Jolene early in life, she married Stanley Checketts in 
the Logan Temple when she was eighteen years old. Stanley came from 
Providence, Cache Co. , Utah. Both of them are working in the Sunday 
School and in the M. I. A. 

Our fourth child, another beautiful daughter was born to us eight 
years later, we called her Karren. She is faithful to her church work 
and enjoys bearing her testimony at Sac ament meetings. She is learning 
to play the piano and is a very good student in school. 

Our three older children have all graduated from Logan L. D. S. 
Seminary and Logan High School. We feel sure that Karren will have the 
desire to do the same as her brothers and sister have done. 

Howard has worked in the Mutual, in the Sunday School Superintendency 
and is now the president of the Fourteenth Ward Seventies Quorum. 

I have been active in Stake primary, primary presidency of the 
Fourteenth Ward, Primary teacher, Relief Society Hobby Director and 
at the present time I am a teacher in Sunday School. 

We are expecting our first grandchild in March 1963. 

We have truly been blessed and can bear testimony to the truthfulness 
of the gospel, and to the happiness we have received by trying to do our 
part in the church and by paying our tithing. We know for a sureity that 
while keeping our boy on a mission our blessings were greatly increased. 



On November 16, 1959, I began my missionary experience. It was 
the 9th of October 1959, when I gladly accepted the call to South Africa. 
My two years in the field were, all in all, joyous ones. I was privileged 
to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost and receive a testimony from Him. 
I was able to perform several ordinances, 15 of which were baptisms. 
Two of these 15, we met, taught and baptized all in seven days. These 
members are very strong and faithful. 

There was one thing I learned on my mission. Prayers are heard 
and answered. 

I had been laboring in a town called Bloemfontein. My companion 
and I had not been doing the work we should be doing. I felt pretty bad 
about it. There was not much I could do as I was only a junior companion, 
and my senior was the boss of things. I wasn't enjoying my work. I 
wanted to do something. I recall going often into secret prayer. . I 
wanted to either be able to work there or be sent to a place where I could. 

The Lord heard and answered my prayer through means which were 
very clear. I won't go into this. Suffice it to say I was transferred. My 
next companion did work me. This was where my mission began. I was 
overjoyed at the work we were doing. Yes, I was converted to the gospel 
through this move. I was gaining knowledge by hearing my companion 
give the lessons. I felt the spirit of joy so great in my heart that one 
night I couldn't hold it. I burst out with tears of joy. This was a process 
in the transformation of my life. I truly received a testimony from the 
Holy Ghost. I also felt the power of the Priesthood at work. 

We had been trying to meet with this certain family for some time. 
It was a referral given us by a member. This was to be a first meeting 
with this family. 

We made several appointments, all of them falling through. One 
night our appointment held up. We started to give them the Apostasy 
Restoration lesson. We had gone but ten minutes when someone came to 
the door. We knew right away who it was. The family had evaded our 
meeting until it was possible for their ministers to come and contend 
with us. 

My companion was giving the lesson. I had come down with a bad 
case of laryngitis and could hardly cause myself to be heard. 

As normally happens in these kind of meetings, it turns into a little 
argument. We spent several minutes talking. I was trying to talk to 
one minister and my companion and a member who joined the meeting 
with us, talked to the other. The family now took sides with the ministers, 

Eventually we picked up to go. While everyone was still talking (the 
two ministers had left me alone and were talking with the family and my 
companion and our member friend, yes, they were still arguing) I raised 
my voice as loud as I could, under the circumstances, and bore my 


testimony to them. To my amazement the room was silent and they 
heard my testimony. After this we departed. 

I had many choice experiences and opportunities while I was in 
South Africa. 

I started for home on the 1st of December 1961. After seeing 
Krauger National Park, and touring Africa and the European continent 
for two months, I made it home February 1st with $1. 00 in my pocket. 

After being home two months, I enlisted in the U. S. Army Reserves. 
I took my six months active duty, returning November 28, 1962. 

I worked for Dad in his Hobby Shop for awhile. I have also been 
practicing on the Spanish Guitar hoping to teach it some day. 

I attended the Utah State University spring quarter. From here on 
the rest of my story is still to be written. I do baptisms at the Temple 
every Monday. 

They hid the fol lowing cni Idren: 

(6-5-1-1) L,oree Jane Peterson b. 17 May 196?- Logan. Cache Co., Utah 



(6-J,-l-2) Jill Peterson B. Pi Aug. 1968 - Logan Cache Co. , Utah 


(6-}-l-})Sharid Bl he Peterson b. la: Jan. 1970-Logan, Cache Co., Utah 




(6-3-2) Linden married Diane Mozell (b. 

daughter of Horatio Fay Hawkes and Agnes Marie hortenson) 4 June 1965. 

They had the following children: 

(6-3-2-1) Stephen Linaen Peterson b. 6 Jan. 1967 - Logan, Cacne Co., Utah 

b p. 

(6-3-2-2 ) Jason Howard Feterson b. 4 stay 19o9 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 


(6-3-2-3) Julia Diane Peterson b. b Apr. 1970 - Logan, Cache Co., ^ tah 


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Jolene (6-3-3) married Stan (b. 6 Feb. 1941, at Logan, Cache Co. , 
Utah, son of Floyd Reeding Checketts and Dora Wood) 1 June 1962. at 
Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-3-3-1) Chris Stan Checketts b. 6 April, 1963 - Logan, Utah 



(6-3-3-2) Steven Ray Checketts b. 1 Mar. 1964 - Logan, Utah 




I, Jolene, was born in the Logan L. D, S. Hospital. As a child, I liked 
playing the piano and dancing. However, this changed to sports later on. I 
enjoyed teaching Primary very much. I graduated from the South Cache 
High School in 1962. I did very well in school. Stan was also born in the 
Logan L. D. S. Hospital. He was baptized 5 March, 1949 and confirmed 6 
March., 1949. He was always the adventurous type, always looking for new 
things to do and new things to build. He attended South Cache High School 
and seminary and graduated in 1959. 

Stan and I decided on a young marriage, and were married 1 June, 1962 
in the Logan L. D. S. Temple by President George A. Raymond. It was a 
beautiful ceremony and one we will always remember. We made our first 
home in Providence, Utah, and are- members of the Providence 2nd Ward. 
Since our marriage, Stan has been teaching Sunday School and is a Ward 
Teacher. I have been working in the M. I. A. as sports director. We enjoy 
our work in the church very much. 

Our little son arrived 6 April, 1963. He was blessed by his father 
5 May, 1963. He was given the name of Chris Stan Checketts. He ha<s 
been a source of pride and joy to us. We are so thankful for him and for 
the opportunity of belonging to a great church. 

Children continued: 

(6-3-3-3) Jed Howard Checketts b. 13 Feb. 1569 - Ogden, weber Co., Utah 

b p. 



Phyllis (6-4) married Clifford (b. 26 Nov. 1913 at Wellsville, Cache Co. , 
Utah, son of Alexander Dunkerly Spence and Lessie Lucile Squires) 9 Oct. 
1940 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-4-1) Dennis Clifford Spence b. 7 Nov. 1941 - Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 31 Dec. 1949 
m. S A'ou. 19&8 - Colleen "ailing 

(6-4-2) Stanley Richard Spence b. 23 Feb. 1944 - Logan Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 3 May 1952 

m. H May i960 - Kat nleen Wnitney 

(6-4-3) Dixie Lee Spence b. 28 May 1946 - Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 5 June 1954 

m. 17 >c. !9o5 - Gilbert r aul Francis 

(6-4-4) Sheryl Spence b. 27 May 1948 - Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 2 June 1956 
m. 15 "arcn 19^8 - Lesley Grcnt Brown 

(6-4-5) Keryl Spence b. 27 May 1948 - Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 2 June 1956 

I, Phyllis, was born in Afton, Wyoming. While I was very young my 
parents moved to Wellsville, Utah, then to Logan, Utah and then to 
Smithfield, Utah. 

I attended the first three grades of school at the Woodruff school in 
Logan, Utah. Then my family moved to Smithfield where I finished Junior 
High school. I graduated from North Cache high school in 1936. 

When I was 16 I was invited to sing in the ward choir. I loved to sing 
and I was called on to sing at numerous programs. I sang in choruses of 
both girls and mixed voices, also in trios. I sang for church and radio 
and several other places. The trio included June West Cowley, Erma 
Hansen Swenson and myself. We had a jolly time singing with different 
orchestras for many occasions. I also learned to be a good chorister. 

After I graduated from high school I got a job as office assistant for 
Dr. R. Vernon Larson, M. D. I worked for him for three years and 
enjoyed it. 

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In April 1940 I met Clifford Squires Spence, we were married in 
less than six months after we met. I will have to tell about this incident. 
I told Clifford I would meet him at the Logan Temple so he would not 
have to come all the way from Wellsville to Smithfield to get me, a 
distance of twenty miles. I told him I would ride in with my folks. We 
were late in getting to the Temple. The man at the desk kidded Cliff 
by saying, "This is the first time I have seen a man come to get married 
without a bride. " 

Since our marriage we have been busy in the church. I have been 
secretary of the Primary, Historian, Chorister, and Counselor. I have 
worked in Genealogy. I have worked in the Primary for ten years. 

Our son, Dennis, went to the Floradell School, Wellsville Jr. High 
school and graduated from South Cache high school in May I960. He 
attended his church duties and was awarded 100% pins and certificates. 
He received his "Duty to God" award. We are proud of him. He is a 
member of the choir. He joined the National Guard, 6 Mar. I960. On 
31 July, I960 he left to spend six months in the regular army in Cali- 
fornia. He returned horn 29 Feb. 1961. 

Dennis received a call to go on a mission to Norway. We were so 
thrilled and excited we could hardly read the telegram when it came. He 
entered the mission home 13 Nov. 1961 and left on the 20 Nov. 1961 for 

Stanley Richard attended the same schools that Dennis did. He 
graduated from South Cache High School. He is helping his Uncle Juan 
in a service station at Smithfield, Utah in 1962. 

Stanley has been very active in church work. He has most of his 
100% awards. He missed only one Priesthood meeting when he went to 
Salt Lake to see Dennis off on his mission. He also has his "Duty to God" 
award. He is very much interested in caring for flowers. He would like to 
have a hot house and raise flowers. He hopes to go on a mission. 

Dixie is now 16 years old. She has attended the same schools her 
brothers attended. She is very much interested in art and could be a 
cartoonist. She is a good hairdresser, she sews well and makes her 
own clothes. She is teaching a 4-H Club this summer of 1962. She does 
enjoy teaching. 

Sheryl, our twin daughter, was born four minutes before her sister 
Keryl. She attended the same schools as the other members of the 
family. She loves horses and dogs and cats. 

Keryl is our twin daughter. She has attended the same schools as 
the other members of the family. She also loves animals. 

Clifford, my husband, attended the same schools that our children 
have attended and some of the teachers that taught him have taught our 


Clifford worked at the CCC Camp in 1935, he was head cook for ten 
months. He has been Deacons Teacher, has worked in the Elders 
Presidency and the Seventies presidency. He has supervised the sacrament 
for many years. He has worked at Hill Field for a number of years. He 
enjoys fishing and camping. He is a good father and husband. 

Our family have enjoyed going to church together. We have also 
hunted and fished and had canyon parties and picnics together. 

Every year about the 15th of July we celebrate my father's birth- 
day. All of his children and grandchildren try to go to the canyon with 
him and stay over night. Some of us stay two or three nights. We do 
have wonderful times together. 

Just before Dennis went on his mission we completed our house. 
We are happy that we had it finished so he could enjoy it for awhile be- 
fore he left. We are a happy family and enjoy life very much. 

Stanley was ordained an Elder 17 Feb. 1963. Entered the Mission 
Home in Salt Lake City 8 April to 14 April. He arrived in Norway 16 
April, 1963. 

Phyllis Allred Spence-1962 



Dennis (6-4-1) married Colleen (b. Jan 1946, daughter of 
Kenneth Johnson Hailing and Alice noldaway) 8 Nov. 1968, at Logan 
Temple, Logan, Cache Co., Utah, by Presi -eat Evan 0. Darley. 

They had the following children: 

(6-4-1-1} b. 


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(6-4-2) Stanley Richard married Katnleen (b. 15 Aug. 1946, Logan, 
Cache Co., Utah, daughter of Orlynn John Whitney and Elanor 
Virginia ^ake) 11 May 1366 in Logan temple. 

They had the fol lowing children: 

(6-4-2-1) Chris Stanley Spence b. 2 May 1967, Logan, Cache Co., Utah 



(6-4-2-2) Blake Richard Spence b. 10 July 1969 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 




(6-4-2-3) b. 


Stanley Richard born 25 Fed. 1^44 at Logan, Cacne Co., Utah. 
Baptized 3 May 1952. Endowed 27 Mar. 1963. Attenued tue Flora- 
dell school at Wellsville, Utah. 

Stanley graduated from. louth Cacne High school May 1962, he 
also graduated from Seminary. He was active in the cnurcn organi- 
zations. He had 100% in nis Priesthood for 3 years ana received 
100% pins. He h a d 100% for the 4th year except for the day he went 
to Salt Lar.e to see his brother Dennis off for the mission to 
Norway. He received nis Duty to Sod award pin. 

He filled an L.D.S. mission to Norway and he and his brother 
Dennis were companions in tnat mission for ten months, an unusual 

He was in the mission nome 8 April thru l4 April 19^5. He 
:as set apart on the 10th of April by LeSrand Richards, 19&3- He 
left Salt Lane 14 April ana arrived in Oslo, Norway 16 April 1963* 
He was honorably released from Norway 15 Oct. 1965. 

Kathleen was baptized 6 Nov. 1954 and endowed 22 April 1966. 
Sealed to husband 11 May 1966. 

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(6-4-3) Dixie Lee married -'ilbert Pqul (b. 2J> Feb. 194l, Logan, 
Cache Co., Ut., son of Gilbert Smuin Francis, M.D. and Delia 
Nelson) 17 Dec. 19&5 t at L a ogan Temple. 

Dixie Lee, born 2d May 194b at Logan, Cache Co., otah. ->he 
attended the Floradel I scnool at Well svi lie. She was baptized 5 
June 1954 by Clifford S. Soence. 

She graduated from South Cache High School May 1964. She also 
graduated from 4 years of Seminary. She enjoyed art very much and 
could do well as a cartoonist . She is also good at hair dressing ; 
she enjoys sewing and makes a lot of her own clothes. 

~,he taught the 4H Club girls the summer of 1962. She has been 
teaching tne 5 year old children in Sunday Scnool, she was sustain- 
ed 20 Feb. 1966. 

Pqul was baptized 2c Mar. 1949. tie nas bten going to college on a 
scholarship and ne is working for his doctors degree in Electrical 
Engineering, 1967» 

He attended tne Floradell school in #e llsvi I le. tie graduated from 
South Cache High School in May 1959. "e entered Utah State Uni- 
versity in the fall of 1959 and graduated in June of 1964. tie 
received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965* 

Paul has been president of the 6th Quorum of Elders; has been 
secretary 3/ tne YMMIA for more tnan 10 years. 

Dixie and Paul were both endowed the day they were married, in 
tne Logan Temple. 17 Dec. 1965. 

They had tne fo I lowing cnildren: 

(6-4-3-1) Kay Lynne Francis b. 22 Dec. 19&9 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah, 


(6-4-3-2) Paul Kevin Francis b. 15 Mar. I969 - Logan, Cccr.e Co., Ut. 




Sheryl (6-4-4) married Wesley (b. 28 nar. 1944, son of Alfonzo 
Ray Brown (Fon R. ) and Esta Marcella Webb) 15 March 1968, in the 
Logan temple, Logan, Cache Co., Utah. Married by Evan 0. Uartey. 

They had the fol lowing children: 

(6-4-4-1) b. 



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Richard (6-5) married Ethel (b. 24 April 1926 at Green River, Wyo., 
daughter of Franklin Reed Brough and Delia Beatrice Eshler) 21 June, 
1944, at Salt Lake City, S. L. Co., Utah. Temple. 

They had the following childred: 

(6-5-1) Kathleen Allred b. 14 Sept. 1945 - Ogden, Ogden Co. , 

bp. 29 Oc t. 1953 - C. 29 Oct. 1953 
m. 10 Aug. 1965 - Dauid Bruce Oobd 
(6-5-2) Wayne Brough Allred b. 1 5 June 1948 - Ogden, Ogden, Co., 

bp. 5 July 1956 - 


(6-5-3) Kelvin Bruce Allred b. 6 Sept. 1951 -Ogden, Ogden Co. , 


bp. 30 Dec. 1959. 


(6-5-4) Sterling Boyd Allred b. 24 Julyl956 - Ogden, Ogden Co., 





Richard and Ethel were blessed to begin their family with a baby 
daughter, they named her Kathleen. She has been very active in school 
activities, she has been co-editor of the school paper and she participated 
in Foreign Language Festivals at the Brigham Young University. She 
took a science project to the Regional Science Fair and won third place 
and she has had three poems published in the school newspaper, Literary 
Harvest and the United States High School Manual. 

Our next baby was Wayne. At the age of 8 weeks he contracted 
meningitis. We were told that he had little chance to live but through the 
blessings of the Lord and a good doctor he was restored to health with 
no ill effects. He fractured his skull but had no ill effects of that. 

He has been active in his school athletic program and was elected 
president of the Boys Association at Washington Jr. High. He was one of 
the main characters in the school play. He is now a Teacher in his priest- 
hood quorum. He was counselor and president of the Deacons quorum. 

Kelvin Bruce is our happy-go-lucky lad. He believes in being happy 
at all times. He is a Guide in Primary and is in the sixth grade at the 
T. O. Smith school in Ogden. He loves sports, especially Little League 
baseball. He was ordained a Deacon 26 June, I960, a Teacher June 1962. 


Our third son when he was three years old was hit by a car, his eye 
was badly torn but his eye sight was not affected. He is now in the first 
grade at T. O. Smith grade school in 1963. 

Dick and Ethle both have lovely voices, they sing for their ward and 
community. Dick is on the High Council and is doing a fine work. Ethel 
was christened 28 May, 1926. Dick was endowed at the Temple 5 Dec. 
1941. He served as a Stake Missionary, Stake Mission President, and 
President of the Seventies Quroum. 

Ethel became a Golden Gleaner 1 April, 1956. 



(6-5-1) Kathleen married David (b. 

son of Stanley Foorte Dc\bti and ''elba Rose Allred) 10 Aug. 1965 

at Logan, cache Co., Utah 

They had the fol lowing children. 

(6-5-1-1) Tr a ci Ann Dobii b. 3 July 1966 - Ogden, Weber Co., Utah 


(6-5-1-2) Bryan Reed Dobd b. 1 Feb. 1968 - Ogden, Weber Co., Utah 

m . 

(6-5-1-3) Darrel Hyrum Dab'tt b. 9 Feb. 1969 - Ogden, Weber Co., Utah 


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Lila Marie (6-6) married John Wm. (b. 6 June 1922 at Ogden, Davis 
Co. , Utah, son of John William Dunn and Emily Margaret Knecht, bp. 
8 Apr. 1938, confirmed 5 June 1938) 25 Mar. 1942, Logan Temple., 
Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(6-6-1) JaNice Dunn b. 7 Jan. 1943 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 

bp. 3 Mar. 1951. T. 2 Nov. 1961 

m. 2 Nov. 1961 - Jay Vern Salter 

(6-6-2) Jali Dunn b. 27 Jan. 1951 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 

bp. 31 Jan. 1959 

m.5 July 1968 - Michael James L'agan 

(6-6-3) Michelle Dunn b. 22 Oct. 1953 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 

bp. 25 Oct. 1951 



I attended grade school at Smithfield, Utah, Junior High at Smithfield 
and high school at Richmond, Utah at North Cache High School. I had a 
very happy childhood. I was in a lot of school activities, song leader, 
cheer leader, I had a lead part in the school operetta when I was in the 
seventh grade. 

I enjoy singing a great deal. I started to realize that I had talent 
along that line while I was rather young. I sang often at Sacrament meetings, 
and as I grew older I sang solos. Once I sang a solo in a tabernacle with 
a large choir background. I still continue to sing mostly in church, 
socials and meetings. 

I have always been active in church work and church activities. 
During my adult years I have been a teacher in Primary, Sunday School, 
In-Service-teacher-trainer in the Primary, First and Second Counselor 
also President of the Primary. 

My interest at present is in Genealogy. I hope to accomplish much 
in the year of 1963. 

My husband John W. Dunn is a fine musician. He started to play the 
trumpet at the age of nine years. He played on the Major Bowes Show 
when he was 14 years old. He received high honors. 

John was in the Air Force for thirty eight months. He has attended 
USC, U. of U. UGJLA, he majored in music and took his minor in English. 
He graduated with a Masters Degree in 1953. He taught school for 11 
years. In I960 he joined the Webster Publishing Co. and sold text books 
to schools. 

We live in Woods Cross, .Utah and enjoy it very much. 


We have just become grandparents to a baby girl born to JaNice and 
her husband Jay. Life has treated us well and we as a family thank our 
Heavenly Father for all His blessings. 

JaNiece was active in school and church activities. She received 
many honor awards in MIA. She graduated from high school in I960. 
She worked for a short time while waiting for her missionary to return 
from his mission in the North Central States. He is a fine man and we 
are proud to have him in the family. They were married in the Temple 
with many relatives attending them. It was a glorious occasion. Now 
they have Wendy Kay. 



Ja Niece (6-6-1) married Jay Vern (b. 5 Apr. 1938 at Woods Cross, 
Davis Co. , Utah, son of George Vernal Salter and Lillie Barton Grant) 
2 Nov. 1961, in Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-6-1-1) Wendy Kay Salter b. 6 Nov. 1962 


" I just can't understand this can be me, 
Having all I have, is more than I can see. 

I must have been rebellious in the spirit world, 
Judging from the present and the past. 

Yet look at the wonderful blessings I've had, 
Such a wonderful Mother and Dad. 

Sisters so dear, surely brought cheer 
To our sweet and peaceful home. 

I loved them all so, that you can bet 
I never desired to roam. 

Now cousins I had many, we were all very friendly. 
By the hour we'd constantly play. 

We caused such a static, with our games in the attic, 
And sometimes that would end the day. 

Jolene and I were cousins, but more like sisters, she and I. 
Nearly drove our poor mothers insane, 

With our constant begging and quarreling 
You seldom heard them complain. 

And when they consented, they wish they hadn't, 
'Cause our quarreling they surely resented. 

We cousins now are grown, and are still pals. 
For the friendship we started can never be parted. 

Some are on missions, some are married, some just about 
But each others friendship, we'll never be without. 

Then there's grandfather and grandmother so dear. 
You are always most certain to hear 

Grandfather planning a trip, and Grandmother exclaiming, "Oh Dear! 
So close to God are they, they never fail to pray. 

We love them so dearly, I'm sure they must know. 
Perhaps on our face it will show 


Now grandfather's birthday is surely a treat, 
It's just one occasion that all must meet. 

This memory will linger in everyone's heart, 
Even beyond the day that each must part. 

Grandmother's surprise party where once more we meet, 
A party none of us will forget. 

Although it wasn't such a surprise, 
It was to show our love, because she's so wise. 

Uncles and aunts are next on my list, 
For surely they must not be missed. 

A good influence they've been through my life. 
I want them to know, I say it with pride. 

My dear parents have been companions and friends, 
They loved us and taught us and showed us the way. 

I'll always be grateful for their being this way. 
I appreciate what they've done and are doing now. 

I hope we can do as well with our little one. 

The gospel is another of my true loves, you see, 
I just can't tell you all it has given me. 

Because of my teachings and the gospel, you know, 
November sixth we wed. To the alter we both were led. 

To the Temple, the only place to go. 
To be sealed for eternity, as we kneeled on our knees, 

By God through his priesthood. I know He was pleased. 
A wonderful companion I was given, and if we live right 

We'll both dwell in heaven. 

I was blessed with a husband who is good and kind, 
A hard, steady worker who is clean in mind. 

The church and gospel are important to him. 
His parents are also a blessing to me, always willing to help, 

Always kind when in need. 

Then came that great and blessed day, 
When an angel from heaven came to our house to stay. 

So sweet and so innocent, straight from the arms of God, 
Now, we are responsible for the pathways she'll tread. 

She has brought joy and happiness to all around, 
To mommy and daddy and grandparents proud. 

She's so good natured that it hurts me to think, 
Of the trials during her lifetime she'll surely meet. 

We hope God will bless us just a little bit more, 
And send down more spirits to us by the score. 

That He may grant us great wisdom, 
That we may be good parents and teach them humility. 

And when that great day comes, we'll surely see, 
All of our family, both you and me. 

JaNiece Dunn Salter 


They had the foL lowing children: 

(6-6-1-1) Wendy Kay Salter b. 6 Nov. 1962 - Bountiful, Oavis Co. Ut. 


(6-6-1-2) Tamra Marie Salter b. 13 nay 1964 - Bountiful, D:vis Co. Ut, 


(6-6-1-5) Lori Ann Salter b. 29 Dec. 1966- Bountiful, Davis Co. Ut. 



(6-6-1-4) David Jay Salter b. 18 rt Q r. i960' - Bountiful, Davis Co. Ut. 


(6-6-1-5) JoNae Salter b. 20 Dec. 1969 - Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah 



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(6-6-2) Jali married Michael Fagan (b. 31 July 1951 - Salt LaKe, Utah 
son of Paul James Eaaan and Fay Gatnerum) 5 July 1$6S 

They had the following children: 

(6-6-2-1) Michael Shane Eagan b. 7 Feb. 1969 Salt LaKe S.L. Co., Utah 




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Juan (6-7) married Gladys (b. 11 Oct. 1933 at Preston, Onida Co. , 
Idaho, daughter of Heber Raymond Bingham and Emma Rich) 1Z June, 
1952, at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(6-7-1) Juan Joseph Allred Jr. b. 20 Mar. 1953 - Logan, Cache Co. , 


bp. 2 Apr. 1961 


(6-7-2) Irene Kay Allred b. 25 Mar. 1954 - Preston, Oneida Co. , 


bp. 30 Mar. 1962 


(6-7-3) Sharene Allred b. 20 Feb. 1955 - Logan, Cache Co., 


bp. 1 Mar. 1963 


(6-7-4) Annette Allred b. 2 May 1958 - Rocksprings, Wyoming 



(6-7-5) Rennae Allred b. 28 Mar. I960 - Rocksprings, Wyo. 




I was born at 192 South 1st East in Smithfield, Utah. This was the 
home of my parents. 

My schooling started at the Summit School in Smithfield, Utah. I 
also attended the Junior High School in this same town. Then I 
graduated from North Cache High School in 1948. 

While I was in high school I played the Cornet in the band, I also 
played the baritone during my Senior year and won an award in the soloist 
contest. While I was at high school we formed a little orchestra and I 
played the drums. We also played in different wards in the valley. 

After I graduated from high school I very seldom played the cornet 
so I traded it for a guitar. With this I did much entertaining. I accom- 
panied my own singing at home and in church activities also. 

I started to work full time with my father in his garage. After working 
with my father for a short time I was called on a mission to the North 
Central States. I arrived in the mission home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 
20 Jan. , 1950. President John B. Hawkes was there to greet us. I served 
part of my mission in Canada and part of the time I spent in Minnesota. 


I was called to be Supervising Elder during the last part of my mission. 
This mission was a great experience for which I am thankful. I am 
thankful that I had the opportunity to share the gospel with other people 
in the world. 

Upon my return home I registered in college for the winter quarter. 
I registered for a class in opera, and prepared to sing in the opera, 
"Martha. " Here I met my future wife who was in the opera chorus. Her 
name was Gladys Bingham and she lived in Weston, Idaho. 

We had a short courtship, after two months I asked her to be my wife. 
She accepted and we were married the next June in the Logan Temple by 
George Nelson. 

After we were married we lived at Smithfield, I went to work with 
my father in his garage again. 

Just 10 days after our son was born, my parents went on a mission 
to Arkansas . 

Like most young people, we were somewhat unsettled, I thought the 
pastures looked greener on the other side of the fence. We made a number 
of moves in our early married life. We moved to Ogden, Utah where I 
worked in a garage for a short time until I felt that the fumes of the garage 
were making me sick. 

I decided to try farming in hopes it would help my health. We went 
to Newdale, Idaho and worked for my wife's brother, Arnold Bingham. 
After working there for six months I was advised by the doctor not to do 
a lot of lifting. I decided I had better leave the farm and return to 

About this time our baby girl, Irene Kay, was born. 

My father and mother had returned from their mission. I went back 
and worked with my father in the garage again, soon the fumes started 
to affect my stomach again so I found employment with C ream-O- Weber 
Co. in Ogden. 

Sharene, another baby girl was born to us in Ogden in 1955 and that 
same year in June the company transferred me and my family to Rock 
Springs, Wyoming, here I worked as a bookkeeper and assistant manager 
of the company for six years, during this time we had two more daughters 
born to us. 

While I was in Rock Springs I was ordained a Seventy in the church, 
I held this position for four years. At that time I was asked to work in 
the Bishopric. At that time I was made a High Priest. 

We had many wonderful friends and many experiences in the church 
for which we are grateful. 



They had the following children: 

(6-7-1) Juan Joseph Allred Jr. b. 20 Mar. 1955 - Logan, Cache Co. Utah 

bp. 2 Apr. 196l 


(6-7-2) Irene Kay Allred b. 25 Mar. 1954 - Preston, Oneida Co. Ida, 

bp. 30 Mar 1962 


(6-7-5) Sharene Allred b. 20 Feb. 1955 - Logan, Cache Co. Qtan 

bp. 1 Mar. 1963 
m . 

(6-7-4) Anette Allred b. 2 May 19i)d-Rocksprings, *'yo. 


(6-7-5) Rennae Allred b. 28 Mar. i960 -Rocksprings, Wyo. 




(6-7-6) Keith Arlin Allred b. 4 Jan 1964 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 




(6-7-7) Gaylene Allred b. 29 Jan. 1966 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 


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Truman (8) married Hazel James (b. 13 Oct. 1892, at Paradise, 
Cache Co. , Utah, daughter of David Jenkins and Fanny Webb who was 
born in England,) 12 June 1918, in Salt Lake, S. L. Co. , Utah. Temple 

They had the following children: 

(8-1) June Call b. 7 Nov. 1919 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 

bp. 3 Dec. 1927 - T. 9 June 1944 
m. 9 June 1944 - Stanford S. Larson 

(8-2) James Truman Call b. 8 Nov. 1929 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , Wyo. 

bp. 31 May 1938. T. 7 June 1958 

m _ 7 June 1958 - Virginia Charliene Hunt 


I was the eighth child in a family of eleven children. I had long 
golden curls until I was eleven years old. One day I was trying to cut 
a green willow with a pocket knife, the knife slipped and cut my eye. I 
have never had any sight in that eye since that time. My sight has been 
good in my other eye. 

I started to school in 1901 and graduated from Eighth grade when 
I was thirteen years old. I was the youngest pupil in the class. 

Some of my teachers were Kate Gardner, Mrs. Elizabeth Linford, 
Vera Lawton, Ben Bell, Mary Sullivan, Margaret Edgerton, Adolph 
McClosky, W. H. Jones, Afton Jones, Heber D. Clark, Jack Major, 
Katie Thurman, Theras Allred and Mr. Edwin Bliss. 

During high school we put on two wonderful operas, "The Nautical 
Knot" and "Princess Bonnie. " I was in the first graduating class of 
Star Valley High School or (S. V. H. S. ) in the spring of 1915. There 
were ten graduates, they were Lydia Michaelson, Rose Call, Mary 
Osmond, Ruth Lee, Florence Lee, Mable Burton, A. Dixon Burton, W. 
Ivan Gardner, Osborn Low, Jr. , Roland B. Call and myself, Truman 
V. Call. At this writing in 1963 they are all alive except Mable Burton. 

I was ordained a Deacon 5 December 1908, a Teacher 27 December 
1908, a Priest 14 March, 1911, all by Bishop Osborn Low. On 14 
February I was ordained an Elder by President Clarence Gardner. 

My fathers store and dance hall was burned 14 February, 1910. 
He had another one built and ready for use 4 June, 1910. 

In 1916 I began working with Gillette in the harness shop. 

In the spring of 1917 I met Hazel James, she was teaching school 
in Etna, Wyoming, about thirty miles north of Afton where I lived. 

I worked in Pocatello, Idaho for the Mountain Telephone Co. in 1917 


then I was called into the service of our country. 

Hazel was the 10th child in a family of thirteen children, her mother 
came from Bedfordshire, England, she was an only child. She was 
six years old when she came to America with her parents. She rode in 
a covered wagon from Florence, Nebraska to Salt Lake City. Her 
company arrived in August, 186Z. Her father was born in Glomorganshire, 
Wales, 25 January 1856. He came with his parents to Scranton, Penn. 
when he was a baby. He walked to Utah over thirteen hundred miles 
and pulled a handcart. Arrived in Utah in 1860. 

Hazel was a very good student at school, she attended winter and 
summer school as much as possible both in Utah and Idaho schools. 
She attended Albion State Normal in Idaho, also Brigham Young College 
in Logan, Utah. She began her teaching career in Malad, Idaho. She 
was transferred in six months to "Gooseberry Bench" school to finish 
the year. From there she went to Rexburg, Idaho, then to Etna, 
Wyoming. After that she was principle of Ellis School in Logan, Utah. 
It was during her term at the Etna school that I met her. I had just re- 
turned from Wyoming National Guard Service. 

We were married 12 June, 1918. We went straight to work in 
McKay and Roberts, Idaho where I repaired telephone lines through 
Lost River Valley. We really enjoyed that summer. 

October 1, 1918 I was called into the service and went to Fort 
Logan, Colorado until the Armistice was signed 11 November, 1918. I 
was discharged 23 December, 1918. I spent Christmas with Hazel and 
her folks in Providence, Utah. We went back to Afton where I took 
over the management of Afton Telephone Exchange. 

Two years later in 1921 Roland and I took over the Star Valley 
Independent, the valley newspaper. We have worked there since that 

In 1934 we went to the worlds fair in Chicago, Illinois, we were 
accompanied by John and Gladys Mallory, Trumans sister and her hus- 
band. We drove to Evanston, Wyoming by automobile then took the bus 
to Chicago. Our fare was $26. 00. We spent ten days at the fair and 
had a wonderful time. 

From Chicago we went to Detroit, Michigan and visited the Ford 
factory where John bought a new car. We went into Canada and traveled 
on the Queens Highway to Niagara Falls. We went to Philadelphia, and 
Washington D. C. , we visited all the places of interest that we had ever 
read about, we went to Fredericksburg and a number of the battlefields 
of the Civil War, drove to Kentucky and saw the race track and Man-O- 
War in his pasture at Lexington. We traveled from St. Louis to Colorado 
and visited the Royal Gorge and the highest bridge in the world. 

Another nice trip we took was with our son, James after he returned 
from the army. We went to California and Oregon, we visited Las 
Vegas, Hoover Dam, Ventura, Los Angeles, Marine Land, Knoxberry 


Farm, and saw Cinerama, went to San Francisco and saw China Town, 
Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge etc. From there we went to Portland 
through the Redwoods, we visited the Catholic Grotto or Shrine of "Our 
Sorrowful Mother, " which covers 60 acres of land. We traveled through 
the Columbia River Gorge and came home through Idaho. 

October 1958 we made another trip to Chicago to visit with our son 
James, and his family, went again to Washington D. C. We crossed the 
Potomic River, drove through the beautiful Allegheny Mountains and 
over the Ohio and Pennsylvania Turnpike super highways. 

In July 1962 we attended the Worlds Fair in Seattle, Washington. 
We were accompanied by our daughter, June and her husband and family. 
Enroute we visited Craters of the Moon and Bonneville Dam on the 
Columbia River. 

In Seattle we boarded the "Princess Marguerite" for a four and one 
half hour cruise to Victoria, Canada. There we visited the Parliment 
buildings and the Buchard Gardens. On the way home we visited the 
Grand Coulee Dam. In 1961 in company with June and Stan and family 
we took a trip to Yellowstone Park, there we visited everything of 
interest including the earthquake slide. 

I have always been secretary of some organization. I was secretary 
of the Deacons Quorum, the Teachers quorum, Ward M.I. A., Stake 
Sunday School, ward and stake Genealogical Committee and some 
school classes. I was Adjutant of the American Legion Post #49 for 
many years and in 1943 I was elected District Commissioner of the 
Southwest District of Wyoming American Legion for one year. I was 
town clerk in 1935-36 and again in 1943 which position I have held ever 
since that time, now 1963. 

In 1959 I was set apart as Financial Clerk of the Afton First Ward. 
I still hold that position now in 1963. 

Hazel has been active in church and has held many positions. She 
has been organist and chorister in most of the organizations. She has 
directed dramas and operettas and furnished many of the costumes for 
the performances. 

She took piano lessons when she was young, she washed dishes and 
did other work to pay for them. Later in life she has taken special 
classes in Art, Advanced Sewing, English and typewriting. She has been 
a Relief Society Visiting Teacher and Superintendent of the 4-H exhibits 
at the County Fairs for many years. She has many talents which she 
uses for the good and enjoyment of her family and the public in general. 

I owned one of the first automobiles in Star Valley. I learned to drive 
a car before my father did. As he grew older I did most of his driving 
for him. 

We have had a wonderfully happy life and enjoyed every year of it. 
We are happy with our children and grandchildren. I did my own building 
in the home we now live in. There are 8 rooms and double garage. 



June (8-1) married Stan (7 Sept. 1918, at Preston, Franklin Co. , 
Idaho, son of James Alma Larson and Martha Swainston) 9 June 1944 at 
Logan, Cache County, Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(8-1-1) James Alma Larson b. 11 Dec. 1945 - Preston, Franklin Co., 


bp. 2 Jan. 1954 


(8-1-2) Suzanne Larson b. 30 Apr. 1949 - Preston, Frankling Co., 




(8-1-3) Stanford Dean Larson b. 11 Jan. 1952 - Preston, Frankling Co. , 




(8-1-4) Brent Call Larson b. 13 Apr. 1955 - Preston, Franklin Co. , 




(8-1-5) Gerald Call Larson b. 4 Apr. 1958 - Preston, Franklin Co. , 





June Call was a pretty baby with black hair and blue eyes. She 
weighed 7-1/2 pounds. She was blessed and given her name 7 Dec. 1919. 

Lillian Gardner became her best friend all through Primary school 
and college. 

June and Elnora Hale, a cousin were baptized the same day when 
they were eight years old, in the South Ward church house, by Warren 
J. Allred. They were confirmed members of the L. D. S. church 4 Dec. 
1927 by Bishop Franklin R. Gardner. Her first school teacher was 
Barbara Viegel. She was an excellent student all through her school. 

June started in the 4-H Club when she was nine years old. She re- 
ceived many honors, prizes and trips for her superior work. For many 
years she was state champion in clothing, demonstrations of state bread 
winner and canned goods. She won numerous county fair prizes. She 
won a trip to Eastern Idaho State Fair, one to Denver, Colorado to the 
Stock Show with all expenses paid, another one to the 4-H Club Congress 
at Chicago, sponsored by the International Harvester Co. As club 


chairman of Wyoming she earned a trip to Washington D. C. for one month. 
The last year she won a Union Pacific scholarship to the University 
which paid all expenses for her first year of college, with four trips 
from Cokeville, Wyoming to Laramie, Wyoming. She was a Club 
leader for three years. 

At school June was an officer in her class each year. She took 
part in the plays and operas. She played first clarinet in the school 
band and she played the piano. She graduated from Seminary and high 
school in 1937, and started college that same year. 

At college June was a member of the Phi Upsilon Omicron, this is 
an honorary club for upper classmen. She was also vice president of 
Lamba Delta Sigma, and L. D. S. organization. She studied Home 
Economics and Art so she could teach in high school in Buffalo, Wyoming 
and Preston, Idaho. Then she decided to be a Home Demonstration 
Agent at Douglas, Wyoming. 

June married Stanford Swainston Larson 9 June 1944. They had a 
short honeymoon at Blackfoot, Idaho. 

Stan was the fifth child in his family. At high school he played football, 
took part in the plays and served on the Student Council as Dramatic 

His father was killed on the railroad when Stan was seven years 
old. After he graduated from high school he took over the work on the 
farm. He had studied machine tool operation at school. 

At the end of his Sophomore year he went on a mission for the L. D. S. 
Church to the Northwestern States. Three months before his mission 
was finished, he with other missionaries was called to open up the 
Western Canadian Mission under President Walter Miller. 

When he returned home he worked on the farm. At church he was 
Teachers Advisor and Mutual Improvement Superintendent in Preston 
Third Ward. 

After he and June were married they both worked in the Stake and 
the ward. She was Stake M. I. A. Activity Counselor for eight years. 
Most of that time they both served as Dance Directors. 

They raised corn, peas, beans, hay, barley and other crops on the 
farm, they also raised chickens and sold eggs. They built a beautiful 
modern home and enjoyed living in it for a number of years. 

Stan had a very bad back injury, he had a serious operation in May 
I960 and had to discontinue the heavy farm work. 

Because of his accident it became necessary for June to take up her 
school teaching again. She started at Dayton, Idaho. Soon there was 
an opening at Intermountain School at Brigham City, Utah. She took her 
two small children with her to Brigham City on Monday morning, put 


them in Kindergarten while she taught school. They would return to 
Preston, Idaho on Friday night. She kept up two homes. 

Stan enrolled in school at U. S. U. at Logan, Utah in I960. In 1962 
he received his B. S. degree in Industrial Arts with a Superior Rating. 
At this writing in 1963 he and June are both teaching at Intermountain 
School at Brigham City, Utah. 


Jay attended school in Preston, Idaho, until I960 when his parents 
moved to Brigham City, Utah. When he was eight years of age he 
started taking piano lessons from his Aunt Anna Moore, he went over 
to her house to practice every morning and on Sunday at 7:00 he took 
his lessons. When he moved to Brigham City he continued his lesson. 
He plays for Seminary and accompanies Boys Glee Club at Box Elder 
High School. 

When Jay was fifteen years old his father had a back injury and at 
that time Jay took over most of the work on the farm, also cared for his 
cows and chickens. 

He is now attending high school at Box Elder High School in 1963. 
He has maintained a straight "A" average during his three years there. 
He is a life scout and is presently doing Explorer work. He has received 
his Duty to God Award and is active in church work. 

For his superior work as news carrier he received a years scholar- 
ship to the Weber College which he will use after he has graduated from 
high school. He also received a free trip to the World's Fair at Seattle, 
Washington in 1962. 


Suzanne Larson has an enviable record in her school work. She 
plays the piano and maintains high grades at school. She speaks 
German fluently and takes active part in church activities. In her 4-H 
Club work in sewing and cooking she has done excellent work, in 1961 
she won many prizes in her sewing, and the dress she made won first 
prize in the club, in the county and at the state fair. At present she is 
a student at the Junior high school at Brigham City. 


Dean plays the piano, he likes to read and he is tops in his grades 
at school. He likes sciences and can usually be found working on cars 
or some mechanical machine. He is a cub scout and rode on the train 
to Ogden, Utah. At Afton he had an air plane ride. He helps deliver 
papers and has a paper route of his own. He is in the fifth grade, 1962. 


Garry and Brent are just two little boys who play together at home. 
Brent is in the Second grade and Garry is in kindergarten. They both 
sing very nicely, they paint and make numerous Indian and Cowboy imitations, 

Brent was baptized 11 May, 1963. 



James (8-2) married Virginia (b. 28 Feb. 1934 at Norfork, Virginia, 
daughter of Hunt and Hazel Wilson) 7 June 1958 at Logan, Cache 

Co. , Utah. Temple 

They had the following children: 

(8-2-1) James Hunt Call b. 19 May 1959 - Chicago, Cook Co., 




(8-2-2) Laurel Jean Call b. 28 May I960 - Chicago, Cook Co., 





James is his mother's maiden name and Truman is his father's 
name. He started school when he was five years old. His teachers 
were Elmina Papworth, Helen Hemmert, and Lydia Michaelson. 

He was baptized in Logan Temple by his Uncle, J. Arthur Osmond 
and confirmed by Harvey Sessions. The font in the temple was filled 
especially for this one baptism and all of the participants were special 
friends of the family. 

He became interested in music at an early age perhaps because his 
mother Hazel, was interested in music. He played the piano and clarinet 
in the school band for four years. 

He was a member of the 4-H Club and won $25. 00 bond and a trip 
to Denver Stock Show. He graduated from high school in 1934. He was 
very much interested in model airplanes and chemistry. Dean Hadderlie 
and James built a chemistry lab. James paid Dean 59£ a month for the 
use of the lab. This was the beginning of his chemistry career. He 
has followed that ever since. He graduated from Seminary in 1946. 

James went to B. Y. U. to summer school and studied music. In 
1947 he was president of the student body at Star Valley High School. 
He earned a four year scholarship to the University of Wyoming. When 
he entered college he registered for the pre-medical course. He was 
on the honor roll and graduated from high school in 1947. 

In college he made use of his music. He was also editor of the 
Ladelsian Magazine and a member of Lambda Delta Sigma and A. E. D. 
Fraternities, at the same time he was secretary of the M. I. A. 

He graduated from the University, 23 August 1951 with a B. S. 
degree. He immediately enlisted in the army at Fort Douglas, Utah, 
23 January, 1952. He went to Fort Lewis and Fort Ord. He was trans- 


ferred to Btry A 53rd F. A. Bn. Ft. Ord and then to Co. F. A. O. C. 
Div. Army General School at Fort Riley, Kansas on the 22nd August, 
1952 where he went through a six months period of training to become 
a lieutenant. This was a red letter day when he marched up and and 
had gold bars pinned on his uniform by his buddy. Sixty-two were 
graduated that dayl4 February 1953. One hundred fifty two boys had 
started with the class. 

He attended medical school at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. He went 
to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. On 29 May he flew to Frankfurt, Maine 
by way of Azores and New Foundland, spent twenty hours on the plane. 
He was then sent to Landstihl, Germany, where he spent seven and one 
half months. Then he returned home in January, 1954. Before leaving 
Europe he and his friend Reed Gardner made a tour of the country. 
They visited Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and France. He bought 
an M. G. for the tour and brought it home with him. 

Charliene is the daught of an army officer so naturally she did a 
lot of traveling and moving to different territories. Her family was in 
Pearl Harbor at Kaimuki, at the time of the invasion. She remembers 
the blackouts, and the gas masks they had to wear. She could see the 
smoke from the bombs. They came back to the United States in March 
1942 on the S. S. President Hayes. She went to Chicago to live when 
her father got a medical discharge. He passed away 29 Sept. 1944. 
Her mother went to work as an accountant. She is still working at the 
same job. 

Charliene attended a number of schools in Chicago, she graduated 
from the Earle district school. She learned to play the ukulele, took 
lessons on the piano, learned tap dancing and acrobatics. Her mother 
gave her family much love and attention. Her grandmother Wilson was 
a great help to them, she was lively and a lot of fun to be with as was 
also her Aunt Loretta. 

At Lindblom High School she took a preparatory course in nursing. 
She took part in a number of the social functions and clubs. She worked 
at the school store at noon to pay for her lunches. She graduated from 
high school in January 1955. She went into Michael Reese Hospital 1 
March, 1955 as a student. She worked very hard for the next six months 
in all of the departments of hospital work. 

She went to M. I. A. 6 March, 1956 and met James Call of Afton, 
Wyoming. He asked to take her home. She has been disgusted ever 
since for saying no. Their acquaintance was casual until Thanksgiving 

James was working for Food and Drug Administration in Chicago. 
28 February, 1957 on her birthday, he asked her to marry him. They 
took a trip to Afton, Wyoming to see his family over the Easter Vacation. 

7 June, 1957 they were married in the Logan Temple in Utah. They 
had a wedding reception in Afton and a honeymoon in Yellowstone Park, 
then went to Chicago to set up housekeeping in a small apartment. 


Charliene graduated from nursing school 1 March, 1958. 

Jim started to work for Visking Co. , and they bought a new home 
after a few months. Charliene got a job in the MacNeal Hospital at 
Berwin, Illinois. She writes, "When we moved to our new home we 
became active in our church. " Charliene taught a Primary class and the 
M-Men and Gleaner Class in M. I. A. Jim was called on a Stake Mission. 
"We had two children in two years. " 

James father and mother came to visit with them in June I960. The 
new daughter was just two weeks old, they were all happy that the grand- 
parents could come while she was so tiny. 

At the present time 1963, Jim and Charliene are the integrating 
committee to welcome the new converts into the church, as well as 
doing other church assignments. 

Jim changed his place of work again. He is now working at Corn 
Products as a chemist. 

8-2-3) LynetteJVonra Call b. 2 Feb. , 1963 in Chicago, Cook 

Co. , Illinois . 



Leone (10) married Wayne (b. 16 June, 1896, at Smithfield, Cache 
Co. , Utah, son of James Duncan Henrie and Ghena poison) 8 June, 1921, 
at Salt Lake City, S. L. Co., Utah, Temple'. 'wayne'"bp. 24 Nov. 1920. 

Wayne died 17 Mar. 19&5, Ventura, Co lifornia. 
They had the following children: 

(10-1) Jean Henrie b. 31 Mar. 1922 - Tetonia, Teton Co. , 

bp. 29 Apr. 1930 

m. 27 June 1943 - William Howard Lee 
(10-2) Patricia Ann Henrie b. 2 July 1937 - Ventura, Ventura Co., 

bp. 1 Sept. 1956 
m. 18 June 1858 - George Michael 

m. John Wendell 

I was born in Afton Wyoming on the sixteenth day of December, 

Father had just built a new house, and although it was not finished 
it was far enough along so that my parents moved into it. They let 
Orlando Barrus move into their old home which was on the corner of 
the large block. I was the first child to be born in this new house. 

I remember as a child going across the street to my sister Lucy's 
house. She taught me how to iron dish towels. 

I loved to go to her place. She was so pretty and her house was 
always neat and attractive. She had a darling baby - always dressed 
like a doll. I sort of idolized her. 

She worked in the millinery shop each spring making hats and 
the hats were beautiful, flowers and feathers and all. 

She was also my Sunday School teacher. 

I remember when Gillette brought his girl friend Louisa and her sisters 
to stay with us a few days. One of the girls said she wished she had 
some cold cream so I proceeded to go to the pantry, skim some cream 
from the milk pans and take the dish of cream to the girls. How they 
laughed. But even then I didn't understand about this cold cream business. 

Later when Gillette and Louisa were to be married, Gillette with 
help, finished the fourth upstairs bedroom, and he and Louisa lived in 
the two west rooms. 

Their first child, Beatrice was born there. Louisa's mother had 


come from Paris to be with her at this time. 

The day Beatrice was born, Alice, Louisa's youngest sister, and I 
were playing in the "Upper Stairs. " The "Upper Stairs" was part of the 
third story of the house, a big open space with windows on the North 
and South and a nice warm place to play. 

Alice told me Louisa was going to have a baby. I wouldn't believe 
it. But sure enough, that day she did --a little baby girl. We were 
so excited. 

In 1910, my sister Irene and Arlin Allred went to Salt Lake and 
were married in the Salt Lake Temple. 

Irene took sick and was operated on. A decayed disc in her back 
had to removed. My mother stayed in Salt Lake to be with her. They 
stayed at the home of my Aunt Jane, Mother's sister, and they stayed 
for ever so long. It seemed an eternity to me. 

I stayed with my oldest sister Lois. Lois's husband, Morris, was 
a farmer and they had several small children. I went to school during 
the daytime, but I was old enough to be of some help and there was always 
dishes to be washed -- how I hated to wash dishes. 

There was not much room in Lois' small house. The upstairs was 
not finished at that time, but she took me in and tried to make things 
nice for me. My bed was a couch in the living room. 

Clarence was the baby. He was a little more than a year old and 
always into something. To me it was a long, long winter without my 

It was expecially cold that winter, with the snow often above the 
fences, and the two long blocks between her house and ours seemed a 
long, long way. 

I remember one evening I was so homesick that Lois let me go 
home for awhile. The Parlor was warm and cheerful and it was so good 
to be in my own home. 

Gillette still lived upstairs. His baby Beatrice had the Whooping 
Cough. She had it extremely bad. She had never been a strong baby 
and now this . 

Louisa brought her downstairs for me to see her when all at once 
she started to cough and cough and choke till she turned black in the 
face. Her mother took her by the feet and shook her and took her out- 
side into the cold, cold air still shaking her until she finally caught her 
breath. Her mother said this had happened many times. So I worried 
about the baby, Beatrice. 

Gladys stayed with my sister Lucy that winter and she had the 
Whooping Cough also, but not a severe case. I did not get it. 


Truman stayed at home with Papa. I don't remember where Roland 
was, perhaps away at school or on his Mission. 

Irene finally was well enough to come home. She and Arlin set up 
housekeeping in the southeast bedrooms and used the large hall way to 
keep part of their things in. 

Later Gillette and Louisa moved into their new home and Irene and 
Arlin also moved near by. 

One bright afternoon I was sitting on the doorstep holding Delsa, 
Irene's baby when she stiffened out and started to turn purple. I thought 
she was dead. It was a convulsion, the first one we had seen and no 
one knew what to do until the doctor came. From then on she had many 
convulsions, but none as bad as that first one. 

I was in my third year of school when Papa's store burned down. I 
was being kept after school to finish some work when a child come into 
the room and said "Joe Call's store is on fire. " My teacher, Miss 
Vera Lawton, I, and all the children ran to the window. We could see 
the smoke and we ran as fast as we could to the fire. The street was 
crowded with people watching the fire. A large two story lumber building 
really makes a big fire. Furniture, buckets of candy and dry goods 
were all over the street. Many people had helped Papa to save what they 
could from the fire. There was even a photographer taking pictures. 

Somehow this conglomeration of things got moved into an empty 
building at the other end of town -- two blocks away-- and papa was in 
business again, long enough to sell the things that had been saved. 

The second floor of Papa's store had been used for a dance hall, 
and Papa brought home the piano. He also brought home buckets of 
candy. That winter I and my friends had a ball stuffing ourselves with 
candy. Then one day it disappeared - sold I am sure, and once again 
we had the use of our little back bedroom. 

Immediately after the fire, father and the boys began hauling logs 
from the canyon to the lumber mill. Within a year father had built a new 
dance hall. This was a one story building, much larger than the first. 
There was a small corner for a candy store, and the dance Saturday 
night was a big social event. This is where I learned to dance, and my 
brother Truman was very patient about helping me. 

The year I was in the eighth grade our school district bought my 
Uncle Anson's home to use as a High School. It was a large home with 
many rooms. My brothers, Truman and Roland were among the first 
class to enter the High School. The next year I was there and Roland 
graduated. He had been to high school at Paris and at Ogden before 
going on his mission. 

By the time I was ready to graduate in 1917 we had a beautiful new 
high school building. 

My Senior year was both memorable and fun. I was a reporter for 


our school paper, and I went with the debating team all the way to Montpelier. 

I had a part in the Senior Play and also a small comedy part in the 

faculty play. I was a dancing girl in the operetta and valedictorian of 

the Senior class. It was a wonderful year for me, marred only by the 

fact all of our boys, seniors and juniors, belonged to the National Guard, 

and in April of that year had been called to service in World War I. 

They were in France at the time I graduated. 

That summer I worked part time for my brother Roland at the soda 
fountain in the drug store. Roland later sold the drug store to my older 
brother, Gillette. 

Many of my schoolmates had gone to Laramie to summer school to 
learn to be teachers. 

The following September, on the night before the elementary schools 
were to open, the Superintendent of Schools came to see me. He needed 
a teacher for grades one to four in the town of Freedom. I would receive 
fifty dollars a month, and twenty of this would go for room and board. 
Monday morning my father and my brother Truman drove me and the 
new Principal, Earl Bagley, to Freedom. Thus I began my teaching 
career. Poor children, imagine having a teacher who knew practically 
nothing, taking over. Well, I survived and so did the children, but we 
had three different principals during the year. I spent the following 
summer at Laramie at school, and the next year I felt like a more seasoned 

That was the year the flu hit the valley. A sheepherder was ill, 
and was brought into the town of Afton. Almost before we knew what 
was happening, many of the people were ill and dying. The doctor died, 
and his brother, Byron, who was also a doctor was so ill he refused 
even to let his wife in the room where he was. All the schools were 
closed and the people were afraid to leave their homes. The Allred 
Hotel was used as a sort of hospital, and after begging my mother, she 
let me help in the kitchen of the Hotel, cooking, washing dishes, and 
preparing the trays for the sick people. Later my father, my brother 
Truman, and even my mother came down with the flu. They never 
allowed me in the room where they were. 

The following year I attended school at the State Agricultural College 
in Utah. Then I got the flu, but I had excellent care and recovered 
after only three weeks. 

After my year at college I taught at Osmond, a small two room 
school only five miles from home. I taught grades five through eight, 
and I was Principal. It was an interesting and successful year and Irene 
Johnson, the other teacher, and I enjoyed each others companionship. 

In November Wayne Henrie made a trip to Afton to see me and gave 
me a diamond ring. I was so surprised I had to think it over, but before 
I went to sleep my mind was made up. He came again at Christmas 
Holiday time and stayed a week. We decided to be married when my 
school was over in the spring. 


As it was, we should have waited a week or two before starting our 
trip to the Salt Lake Temple. The spring thaws were just beginning and 
we had snow and mud all the way. We started early in the morning and 
way after dark we arrived exhausted and muddy at home of my Aunt 
Annis in Blackfoot. No one was there. My mother fixed us some food, 
and we dropped off to sleep. The next day we drove on to Bountiful and 
the following day, June eighth, 1921, we were married. 

Mother and Father went home in the car and Wayne and I took the 
train to Tetonia, Idaho. 

Wayne and a friend of his had rented a garage, but his friend soon 
left, and Wayne ran the garage by himself during the summer until the 
snow came. People did not use their cars during the winter in those 
days . 

At first we lived in two rooms at the Hoope's Hotel. Mrs. Hoopes 
took me over and helped me in so many ways. In the fall, Jack Lyons, 
the Station Manager for the Railway, ask us to live at the new station 
house. We paid no rent, and Jack paid us ten dollars a month for board, 
so during the winter when the garage closed we were still able to get 
along. We had a cow which provided milk for ourselves and for Mrs. 
Hoops too. We needed very little money, but by the time our baby came, 
March 31st, we had none left. 

In April, Wayne's father had an attack of appendicitis, and we took 
him to the hospital in Idaho Falls. He died there. It was a grevious 
loss. Wayne's father had been respected and admired by every one in 
the valley. 

We spent the summer at the ranch Wayne's father had left to him. 
It was beautiful at the ranch -- the majestic Tetons to the East, and a 
stream of clear, rippling water winding through the two hundred acres. 
There were trees along the banks of the stream, and in the fall we 
picked wild chokeberries. 

Wayne worked at a neighboring ranch for fifty dollars a month, and 
I went to Boise for nine weeks of summer school. The following winter 
I was teaching again, as principal of the two room, North Leigh School. 
Teton Valley, in the winter, if cold. Much of the time I rode a horse to 
school, because the snowdrifts were too high for the sleigh to get thru. 

I loved the Teton Valley and the ranch, and when we moved to Logan, 
Utah in the Spring, it was for economic reasons. We stayed with my 
sister Irene, and Wayne worked for Arlin in his garage. Once again I 
went to summer school, this time in Pocatello for nine weeks. My 
sister, Lucy, took care of my baby. 

At the end of the summer we took a camping trip to Yellowstone 
Park. Wayne, I, my neice Lenna, and our baby, Jean. At night, Wayne 
would make up a bed of pine needles on which we put our blankets. He 
fished, we hiked, and I cooked over an open fire. We came home feeling 
relaxed and happy. 


The next winter was for me most unhappy. The garage was closed 
for the winter, and Wayne was trying to sell cars - a most unprofitable 
business. I left Wayne and went to Thatcher, Idaho to be Principal of 
another two room school. The only place I could find to board refused 
to take my baby because she cried the first day, so I had to leave her 
with my sister, Lucy, in Logan, Utah. By March I was so lonesome 
and unhappy that I resigned, but by that time the Thatcher School had a 
new trustee, Vernon Mendenhall. He persuaded me to stay. He moved 
me, and my baby, Jean, into his home, and his wife took care of my 
baby along with her own two children. 

In the meantime Wayne had started to school at the Utah State 
Agricultural College. He was admitted on the basis of an extrance ex- 
amination, he had completed only two years of high school. He attended 
classes summer and winter, and at the end of three years he graduated 
Phi Beta Kappa. 

Then, believe it or not, both Wayne and I went back to Thatcher, 
Idaho to teach in the high school. Jobs were not easy to get, even so, 
I did not feel easy about going back to that same little town where I had 
been so unhappy. But things were different with Wayne there, and I 
enjoyed teaching Home Economics to the same children I had three years 
before in the elementary school. 

We taught in Tatcher for two years, and then returned to the State 
Agricultural College at Logan, Utah, where both Wayne and I completed 
the work for a Master's degree. 

In April of 1930 we pa eked all our belongings into our old car and 
left for California. That summer we attended the University of Cali- 
fornia at Berkeley, to qualify for the California teacher's credential. 
In the fall Wayne had a job teaching at the Junior College in Ventura - 
and there we have been ever since. 

In October I was asked to teach the fifth and sixth grades at Somis, 
a small town about twenty miles from Ventura. I taught at Somis for 
two years, and then was given the Principalship of the two room school 
at Del Norte, about fifteen miles from Ventura. I taught at Del Norte 
for four years. 

This was during the depression. Wayne, along with most of the 
faculty at the Ventura College, had not been rehired after his third year. 
California has a tenure law. If a teacher is hired for their fourth year, 
they have a permanent position for the rest of their career. Ventura 
just was not making anyone permanent. 

Wayne sold insurance for two years, then the College offered him a 
new contract. I stayed home that year and was doubly blessed. A lovely 
little baby girl, Patricia, was born to us on July 2, 1937. Our other 
daughter, Jean, was fifteen years old at the time, and she was so thrilled 
to have a little sister. She was almost as happy as I was --if that 
could be possible. Our oldest daughter was becoming a lovely young 
woman, and no longer did she feel alone. There was work and happiness 


for us all. Wayne was now a permanent teacher at the college. We had 
a home, friends, and financial security. 

Since I was not teaching I had time to take a more active part in our 
church. I taught in the Sunday School and in Primary. Then one day, 
when Patricia was only a few months old, I was asked to be secretary 
of the Relief Society. Jean Davis was the President, and I served under 
her three years. I also served under Sister Kirkpatrick and Sister 
Janet Sessions - I do not remember how many years. Later I was asked 
to be a counselor to the Primary President. She was so humble and 
spiritual, I learned a great deal from her. Then to my great surprise, 
I received a letter from our Stake President asking me to serve as a 
member of the Primary Stake Board. It was a wonderful experience, 
one I shall always treasure. I seemed to know that I was doing ever so 
small a part of the things I was sent on earth to do. 

World War II. I was asked - almost required - to go back to 
teaching. I went to Hueneme at Easter time. Many people had moved 
into the area to work at the Navy Supply Base. The schools were over- 
crowded and on double sessions. The following three years I taught in 
Ventura, stayed home for a year, then taught in Ventura three more 
years. I had another two year breather, then went to El Rio (almost a 
suburb of Ventura). By then the teacher's salaries had increased. 
There was a good retirement system. I taught in El Rio for nine more 

In 1961, Wayne was sixty-five years old. The College had adopted 
a policy of retiring all teachers at sixty-five. Wayne wanted me to 
stop teaching also, so I did. 

That summer Patricia came home to attend the Music Academy of 
the West. She was a talented violinist. 

Patricia's marriage of three years had been very unhappy. Patricia 
after going to the temple in Los Angeles, and consulting with our ex- 
bishop, reached the decision that if she was ever to have peace of mind 
that it could not be with the husband she had chosen. So sad and difficult 
as it was, she filed for and obtained a divorce. A year and a half after 
her separation she married John R. Wendell, a man, whom as far as 
we can determine, will give her the type of life she should have. He 
is a returned missionary, a good father to her child, kind and thoughtful. 
He gives unselfishly of his time and effort working for our church. At 
the present time he is working for his Doctor's degree in Languages at 
the University of Connecticut. 

Our older daughter, Jean, is teaching Kindergarten in the Los 
Angeles City schools. She says she has never done anything that she 
has enjoyed quite so much. Her husband teaches science in the Granada 
Hills High School. They have five lovely children and are buying a 
new home. 

Wayne has been a teacher for the Priesthood class for five years, 
and counselor to the Superintendent of the Sunday School for a year. 


Last week we were asked by Bishop Holyoak to serve on the Genealogical 
Committee of the "Ward. I have hopes that we will use this opportunity 
to grow and strengthen our faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints . 



D. Wayne Henrie, the second son of James D. Henrie and Ghena 
Toolson Henrie, born in Smithfield, Utah, June 16, 1896. Boyhood 
spent on a ranch in Idaho, which was homesteaded by father. Attended 
the North Leigh School and graduated from eighth grade at age thirteen. 
Then went to the high school at Driggs, Idaho for two years. In second 
year mother died and for the next few years helped Dad on the ranch and 
did farm work for other people. 

In the fall of 1917, I took a carload of cattle to St. Joseph, Missouri, 
then went on to Kansas City, Missouri and attended the Rahe Auto School 
for four or five months. 

On returning to Idaho, obtained work as a mechanic in Afton, Wyoming. 
In the fall returned to Rahe Auto School for several months and then 
came home and enlisted in the Air Corps of U.S. Army. Served in Texas 
and Florida and was discharged at Fort Logan, Colorado. Spent the 
next summer as a mechanic in a garage at Driggs, Idaho. The next 
spring leased a garage at Tetonia, Idaho and ran it for two years. 

Was married to Leone Call in the Salt Lake Temple on June 8, 1921. 
Father died in 1922. 

In 1923 Family moved to Logan, Utah and worked as a mechanic in 
Logan and Wellsville. 

In 1924 was admitted to Utah State College and graduated in Summer 
of 1927. Taught school at Central High School, at Thatcher, Idaho for 
two years. Returned to Utah State College and obtained Masters Degree 
in Economics in 1929. 

The next stop was at Berkeley.California where I attended the Uni- 
versity for two quarters. Took a teaching job at Ventura College, 
Ventura, California in fall of 1930. Taught there until 1961 and was re- 
tired. Past two years has been a life of leisure. Nothing to do and the 
rest of my life to do it in. 



Jean (10-1) married William (b. 1Z Dec. 1924 at Arizona, Kansas, 
son of John Thomas Lee and Wastella Mae McHone) 27 June, 1943 at 
Ventura, Ventura Co. , California. 

They had the following children: 

(10-1-1) William Gerald Lee b. 18 Feb. 1944 - Ventura, Ventura Co. , 

bp. 3 Jan. 1953 

m. Jan. 196& - Syaney Lee Epstein 

(10-1-2) Ghena Lee b. 10 Feb. 1947 - Ventura, Ventura Co. , 

bp. 5 March, 1955 

m. JO Aug. 19&9 - Alan Charles Dalby 
(10-1-3) Linda Illona Lee b. 29 Nov. 1948 - Ventura, Ventura Co., 

bp. 27 April, 1957 
(10-1-4) Marilyn Victoria Lee b. 3 Oct. 1952- Ventura, Ventura Co. , 

bp. 1962 
m . 25 Aug. 19&8 - Rex Charles Atlred 

(10-1-5) James Jonathan Lee b. 20 Sept. 1954 - Ventura, Ventura Co., 


I was born in Tetonia , Idaho, on March 31, 1922. 

When I was six we lived in Thatcher, Idaho, where my parents 
were teaching. We lived in a tiny two room wooden house back of the 
high school. The inside walls were covered with paper from magazines 
and newspaper. In the winter my parents kept the bedroom door closed. 
It was very cold in the bedroom, but the front room had a stove. Once 
a week mother would heat enough water to fill the wash tub for our bath. 
I stayed in the bedroom while first my father, and then my mother took 
their bath--then it was my turn. 

I started school that year. It was a two mile walk to school. The 
snow was deep and the cold freezing wind blew into my face. At six 
years of age you seem very small struggling through all that snow. My 
teacher had four grades. We colored. We played. We took a pin and 
poked a hole in all the "O's" we could find in the newspaper. 

When I was nine we moved to Ventura, California. I was starting the 
third grade, and no one could have had a more frustrating experience. 


The other children could read and spell. I had never had a primer. 

When I was ten my parents bought a new house on Brent Street. 
Jerry O'Brien, the boy who lived across the street, invited us on a 
grunion hunt. Grunion are small fish that come onto the beach during 
certain seasons to lay their eggs - usually by the light of a full moon. 
When the waves wash the fish in, you grab them in your hands, and stuff 
them into the flour sack tied to your waist. 

We dressed in swim suits. Not so my father. He wore his suit 
and went along to hold the flash light. When the grunion started coming 
in, the excitement was too much for daddy. He was down in the waves, 
catching grunion with the rest of us. 

For the next five or six years Jerry and I were friends. We went 
on hikes, rode our bicycles, and did our homework together. When we 
graduated from high school, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles so 
he could attend U. C. L. A. That year I was in the tenth grade. 

I didn't study a great deal in high school, which was probably the 
reason I lacked one -half of one grade point of having the B average 
necessary for U. C. L.A. Besides, I still couldn't spell. My father told 
me quite frankly that if I did go to college I would flunk out. 

I went to work. I worked as a typist, and then as a secretary- 
memorizing the letters. My shorthand was, to say the least, inadequate. 
I spent my noon hour with a dictionary in my lap. 

At the end of the year I had a thousand dollars in the bank and used half 
of it for tuition at U. S. C. By studying eight to twelve hours a day I 
managed straight A's my first semester and received a four year scholar- 

In the meantime, romance had come into my life. 

I first met William Lee at the Gold and Green ball in Santa Barbara, 
and for the next two years chased him unmercifully. 

We were married June 27, 1943, and a few months later he went 
overseas with the 222'nd Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Division. He 
was a machine-gunner in an Anti-Tank Company in front-line combat in 
France and Germany. 

It was during the three years that Bill was fighting for our country 
that I attended U. S. C. 

Even after V. E. day, Bill didn't come home. He had been assigned 
to the occupational forces in Austria. This he managed to turn into an 
advantage. He received a release from duty to attend the Institute of 
Chemistry in Vienna. 

Bill returned to the United States in March, 1946. He also attended 
U. S. C. , graduating in 1950. 



( 10-1-1) William. Gerald married Sydney i^ee (b 

) Jan. 1S6S at L.A. Cal 

They had the fol lowing cnilaren, 

(10-1-1-1) "oyer Cameron Lee b. Jan. 19&9 - Los "nyeles L.A. Co. Cal 



(10-1-2) Ghena married Alan (b. 10 Feb. 19*5, at Fayson, Utah, son 

of Alma Latiar Dalby and Audrie Hanson) j>0 Aug. 1969 at the riant i Temple, 

Manti, Utah 

They had the fol lowing children: 

(10-1-2-1) b. 

b P 

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(10-1-h) Marilyn married Rex (b. 10 Nov. 1950, Farmington, 
San Juan Co., New Mexico, son of David William Allred and lone 
Steele) 25 Aug. 1968. 
Rex was killed in action in the Vietnam war 1J> May 19o9. 

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We moved to Ojai, California, where we lived until 1957. Bill 
worked as a Geologist for Intex Oil Co. The Ojai Valley is beautiful. It 
is surrounded by mountains and covered with Oak Trees. The children 
loved to hike through the hills and in the summer they swam in the river. 

In 1957, we moved to Belem de Para, Brazil, where Bill worked for 
Petrobras, the Brazilian National Oil Co. Belem is the Northern Capital 
City of Brazil, situated on the Para River, one of the many estuaries of 
the Amazon. 

Belem is two degrees from the equator. It is an old city and one of 
contrasts -- extreme wealth and utter poverty. Every kind of disease and 
insects are present. The hot humid atmosphere presses against you, 
taking away any desire for activity. The attitude of most of the people 
reflect this. They live with an utter absence of material things. They 
are hungry most of the time, yet they will work only enough tc provide 
bare substance for the present-never worrying about tomorrow. Little 
boys of five sell candy at the theaters or bus stops. Other children dig 
weeds from the cobblestone streets. 

I did not like Belem. It was dirty. People threw garbage into the 
street. The buildings were mildewed and crumbling. During the dry 
season it rained every day. During the wet season it rained all day, 
every day. 

We had no telephone and no automobile. The electricity was more 
than undependable. There was not a store where you could buy a ready 
made dress, suit, or pair of shoes. 

The meat was sold in hunks - skin, innards, and all covered with 
flies. There were ants and cockroaches crawling over the bread in the 
stores. There were worms in the rice and weavels in the beans. Meat, 
rice and beans were almost the only food available in the city. 

In 1959 we vacationed in Europe. We have traveled through the 
Central Americas, the West Indies, and much of South America. No- 
where do the economic opportunities for the average people exist as they 
do in our country. 

I am teaching school now in Tarzana, California. Bill is teaching 
Science in Granda Hills High. My work, to me, is something very 
special, because I have seen what people are like without education. 

Bill and I celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary two weeks 
ago. We have the things that make for happiness. We are living in the 
most wonderful country in the world. Both Bill and I enjoy our work, 
and we are buying a new home. 

We have five children, all of whom I am proud of. William Gerald 
is nineteen (February 18 ; 1944), and is attending San Fernando State 
College. Ghena is sixteen (February 10, 1947), Linda Illona is fourteen 
(November 29, 1948) : Marilyn Victoria is ten (October 3, 1952), and 
James Jonathan is eight (September 18. 1954. ) 



Patricia (10-2) married (2) John Richard (b. 25 July, 1935 at Salt 
Lake City. Son of John Max Wendel and Charlotte Richter) 28 Aug. 1962 
at Salt Lake City, Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(10-2-2) Anja Karin Wendel 2q JuLy ^ _ „ anchester> Co||n# 




C „ . _ , > . _ , b. 4 Oct. 1966 - Northampton, Mass. 

r 10-2-3) Joan fauqfrs bp _ 


Patricia (10-2) married (1) George (b. 11 Apr. 1935, at Newark, 
New Jersey. Son of Michael Leonidas Butsikares and Antonia Doaknomakow) 
18 June, 1958 in Los Angeles, L. A. County, California, Temple. This 
Temple Marriage to George was cancelled 29 June, 1963 by the Church Presidency. 
Their child is: 

(10-2-1) Jessie Michael Butsikares b. .'i) May, 1959 - Salt Lake City, 

S. L. Co. , Utah, 

The daughter of Duncan Wayne Henrie and Leone Call, I was born 
July 2, 1937, at Ventura, California. Favored by a devoted fifteen year 
old sister, Jean, and parents pleased to have a second child, I spent a 
pleasant (and likely spoiled) childhood. My father taught economics and 
business machines at the local junior college; mother had retired from 
teaching only to return during World War II, when I was in the second 

My sister Jean married William Howard Lee when I was five years 
old. I loved being her flower girl and wearing the beautiful, long dress 
mother had made for me. For weeks afterward the neighbor boy and I 
played "getting married. " 

My parents owned the vacant lot next door to our house, and I and 
the other children in the neighborhood spent much of our time climbing 
in the walnut trees there and in the lemon orchard behind our houses. 
Dad had chickens for several years and for a while some rabbits as well. 

I begain first grade in mid-year at Saint Catherine's Academy, a 
Catholic school not far from my home. It was there I began piano lessons. 
The next year my parents transferred me to the public schools because, 
mother said, I "was getting to like their little prayers too much. " That 
year I won a prize - a giant Hershey bar, very scarce during the war - 
for reading more books than anyone else in the class. For many years 


I read with a flashlight under the bedcovers long after my parents thought 
I was asleep. School and all that went with it was always "fun" for me. 

At eight I chose to play the violin, and mother was pleased because 
she no longer had to "make me practice the piano;" I liked practicing 
the violin. 

During junior high school., the rest of my time was spent playing 
tennis. Two years I represented our school in the Ojai tennis tournament. 

Every Saturday for two winters, my father or another father drove 
a car full of us to Los Angeles to play with the All- Southern California 
Junior High School orchestra. The conductor, Cyril Gallick, I still 
admire as a wonderful teacher for young people. In high school I played 
three years with a similar high school group at Santa Barbara. These 
orchestras introduced me - enthusiastically - to orchestral playing. 
Just before my junior year in high school, I began to study with my first 
"master" violin teacher, Stefan Krayk. Dad drove me to Santa Barbara 
every week for lessons until I was old enough to drive alone, a year and 
a half later. 

Two years I edited the high school newspaper. My neighbor and 
friend Warren Arnold and I were responsible for securing the school's 
affiliation with the California Scholarship Federation, and I became a 
charter president. I graduated in 1954 as valedictorian of our class. 

Summers during my high school and early college years I worked on 
the tax rolls at the Ventura County Co^irt House, a musty place where I 
first learned about working for the government: "Work slower, or 
you'll work yourself out of a job!" 

I began college at the University of California at Santa Barbara and 
was among the "pioneers" who survived the schooLs first year on its 
new campus at Goleta. My happiest memories of that year are of sitting 
on the bluff, about 100 yards from my dormitory, watching the waves 
roll in as the sun set over the ocean. Somehow "bluff-sitters" didn : t 
fit into Santa Barbara College society, and the next year I transferred to 
Brigham Young University. 

That summer and the one following I studied violin with Sascha 
Jacobsen (the owner of the "Red Diamond" Stradivarious which was washed 
out to sea through a Santa Monica storm drain and restored by Hans 
Weissahr, from whom I later bought my own violin) at the Music Academy 
of the West. It was there I met the girls who were in Salt Lake City to 
become my closest friends. 

The "Y" exceeded all my expectations, and the next three years were 
exhilarating and rewarding. What a surprise I had, though, to hear a 
student assembly opened with prayer. I participated in several musical 
and service groups and was elected to the senior women's honoary, 
White Key. Perhaps most thrilling to me was the opportunity to play the 
first movement of the Mendelssohn violin concerto with the BYU orches- 
tra. I graduated in 1958 with high honors in music education. 


In the Church I had served as Sunday School secretary for three years, 
teacher of several classes, and briefly as a Relief Society counselor at 

In June of 1958 I married George Butsikares and moved to Salt Lake 
City, where I taught school and played with the Utah Symphony under 
Maurice Abravenel. Jesse Michael was born May 20, 1959. 

When Jesse was six weeks old, I was called to be president of the 
Primary in the 19th ward, Salt Lake stake. The ward was so transient 
that during the two years, I had ten different counselors. My dear 
Aunt Lucy, who lived upstairs from me, was a great source of strength 
to me during these years. 

In June of 1961 I left my husband and spent the summer in California 
with my parents, who cared for Jesse while I again studied violin at the 
Music Academy of the West, this time with my excellent Salt Lake teacher, 
Sally Peck Lenz. 

That fall, my parents returned with me to Salt Lake City and con- 
tinued to care for Jesse while I did graduate work at the University of 
Utah and continued my most pleasant symphony job. 

John Richard Wendel and I were married August 28, 1962, and 
Jesse thus acquired a new father. 

With my ever-helpful parents doing much of the packing and box- 
tying, we moved the next week to Storrs, Connecticut, where John is 
working toward a Ph.D. in German literature. For three months this 
winter I substituted in a kindergarten in Manchester, Conn. , and just 
recently I have resumed playing violin professionally, in Hartford. 
Since we are thirty miles from the Church here, we make Sunday quite 
special by staying the entire day at church - a built in "family day. " 

Life is good to us. Jesse is a happy and responsive child. John is 
teaching us both some German, and we often sing German folk songs, 
sometimes while John plays his recorder. We are surrounded by fine 
books and music. Could anyone ask for more? Not I, at least. 


The son of John Max Wendel and Charlotte Richter, I was born July 
25, 1935, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first of four children. There 
followed three other children: Norman Richter (1938), Leonard Max, 
(1941), and Judith (1943). 

Known among my family as Richard, I was raised in a German- 
American tradition, strict discipline. I was a pleasant, happy child un- 
til one day I tried to push a chair, and not succeeding too well, got angry. 
This streak of temper is still with me. 

In 1941 I began the first of many years of schooling. At the end of 
the first half year I was presented a book for perfect attendance. I liked 


the book so well that I continued going to school and earned a second book 
and thus at the end of the year was two books richer and firmly entrenched 
in the habit of going to school - both of these characteristics remain 
with me to the present day. I enjoyed my schooling, although I was to 
be reprimanded time and again for my deportment. 

In the summer of 1943 I embarked on my musical career in all 
seriousness - with a second-hand silver trumpet. Several days after it 
was purchased I contracted the mumps and further aggravated the disease 
by blowing. But that crisis passed, and during the year with the help 
of my mother, I made substantial progress. In the fourth grade my 
crowning achievement was to be the first in the class to memorize the 
complete times tables. The beginning of my fifth year of school was 
marked by the purchase of a lacquered brass cornet, a much better in- 
strument, but chiefly liked because of its beautiful color. 

The fifth year of schooling introduced me to playing in the band. My 
most memorable experience was being cracked on the head one day by 
the director Max Dalby because of excessive talking. In my sixth year 
I didn : t take band because I didn : t like the new director. 

My home was in Granger, then a farming community outside of 
Salt Lake City. My grandfather Leonard Michael Wer.del owned a con- 
siderable amoung of land which was farmed by the sons, all of whom were 
trained as cabinet making, I did attain some appreciation for fine work- 
manship, which my father and grandfather exemplified. 

Three years cf junior high passed quickly. I still continued with 
private music lessons. But sometime during these three years I broke 
away from the help of my mother. Though she protested at first, I felt 
I would like to practice alone. It did lighten her load, for she was helping 
Norman with piano and clarinet, and Leonard and Judy with the violin. 
Beginning at 6:00 a. m. the house burst forth with an avalance of sound 
for many years. 

My interest in reading declined for several years - because I wanted 
to have friends rather thar. be a bookworm as I had often been called. 
My high school interests ranged through music, drama, speech, and dance, 
Because of my musical ability I performed in many assemblies. My 
acting ability was nothing to speak of. I satisfied my nonsense desires 
by being one of the stage managers, and loved to be cheered by the 
studentbody as I swept the stage before an assembly. 

I started my semi-professional career as a musician by joining a 
dance band in my sophomore year. This activity was to help finance my 
schooling for the next five years. In my senior year I began milking my 
uncle's cows which further supplemented my income until 1955. 

I graduated from Cyprus High School in 1953 and promptly enrolled 
at the University of Utah. Music and speech held my interest for the 
first two years. A lively English teacher, Coralie Beyers, introduced 
me for the second time to literature, and this became my third interest. 
Besides playing in the University Band, I played with the orchestra 
several quarters and appeared in two Young Peoples Theater productions. 


On August 12, 1955, my father passed away because of cancer, 
knowing, however that I would be given an opportunity to go on a mission. 
My activity in the church had been that of most young men. I had grad- 
uated from Primary, achieved the rank of Life Scout and progressed in 
the Priesthood. I was ordained an Elder April 24, 1955, by Albert E. 

I was called to serve in the West German mission and left October 
26, 1955, arriving at Bremerhaven November 4. I had come to the land 
of my ancestors. Here it was that my great grandfather John Wendel and 
his family had joined the Church. It was from here that my mother had 
come in 1927. And here it was that my father had labored from 1927 
to 1930 as a missionary. Two and a half years, nine cities, and fifteen 
companions later I returned. I was not the most hard-working missionary 
in the mission, but I did come to know and appreciate the language, the 
people and their way of life. I came to understand the gospel more fullv 
and to appreciate my own German heritage. And I developed what the 
Germans call the "Wanderlust "- -the desire to travel, to see, to listen, 
and to learn. 

The following fall (1958) I again took up my studies and in order not 
to lose my second language decided to major in German. I graduated in 
August, I960, with a B. A. in German with a minor in music. I com- 
pleted one year of graduate work at the "U", going to school part time 
and working just enough to keep my rent paid -- my mother had earlier 
encouraged my independence by packing my belongings and suggesting I 
take them with me. 

In February of 1961 at the advice of my former college English in- 
structor and her husband, I applied at several universities for an 
assistantship in German. The University of Connecticut offered me a 
National Defense Fellowship, and I accepted, partly because it would 
finance my schooling and secondly because I would have the chance to 
become acquainted with the Eastern part of the country. 

After completing my first year I came home to Salt Lake and took 
three music classes at the "U"; late that summer - August 28, 1962, 
I married Patricia Henrie Butsikares and in the contract received Jesse, 
my "unbreakable toy. " I am learning the joys and problems of married 
life and look forward hopefully to the future. 



Gladys (11) married John (b. 6 Apr. 1900, at Bedford, Lincoln Co., 
Wyoming, son of Charles Lemuel Mallory and Emily Sophia Stoffers) 
16 Aug. 1922, in Salt Lake Temple. 

They had the following child: 

(11-1") Helen Mallory b. 27 Mar. 1939 - Afton, Lincoln Co., Wyo. 

bp. 16 April 1947 - T. 1 July, I960 
m. 1 July, 1960 L - Gary E. Nelson, Idaho 

Falls, T. 

I, Gladys Call Mallory, was born in a large frame house on Adams 
Street and Third Ave. , Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyo. (now Lincoln Co. ) I 
was the second child to be born in this house, of a family of eleven children. 
I am the last child to be born to Joseph and Sarah Isabel Call. Constance 
Eggleston, a mid-wife, was in attendance at my birth. There were no 
doctors within fifty miles of us. I was blessed by my Uncle Anson V. 
Call and given the name, Gladys. 

I was a tomboy in my growing up years, there was only one girl 
near my age in the neighborhood, so I played with boys most of the time. 
I could beat any of them in a race, playing ball, climbing hills, etc. My 
closest friend was Helen Burton (Bennion). She lived just one block from 
me for twenty years. 

The day I was eight years old I was baptized by my father in Swift 
Creek. There was plenty of snow on the ground. After the baptism I 
was wrapped in qjiilts and taken home in a sleigh. I was a little late 
for school that noon, 10 Mar. 1910. I was confirmed the next Sunday by 
Archibald Moffit. 

I entered M. I. A. at the age of 14, I was made treasurer and worked 

with President Delecta Burton. I worked as an officer in the M.I. A. 

either in the stake or the ward for 35 years. I asked to be released 
because of the loss of my hearing. 

I had lots of fun during my high school days. The school was small. 
Six of us girls were always doing something to cause excitement, such 
as having a "Flag rush" between classes; or taking teachers for a sleigh 
ride and not getting them back in time for school, planning parties, etc. 
I was usually in hot water. 

I was vice president of the class during the year of 1918-19. We 
had the flu epidemic and our school was closed for more than a month, 
we received only half credit for that year. Roscoe Roberts, our Junior 
class president, died with the flu and I finished the year as class president. 
There were several of my friends who died that year. 

I met John Charles Mallory of Bedford, Wyoming in the fall of 1918. 
He had a beautiful team of horses and a black-topped buggy. He and I 
with my niece, Lenna Osmond and Leland White had many exciting times 


riding in that buggy and in a sleigh. 

In 1919 John and I started going steady. I stayed in high school an 
extra year to be with him. In 1920 we both went to the University of 
Wyoming to summer school. 

In the fall of 1921, we both started to teach school. I was placed at 
Thayne and he taught at Afton. We were together every week end. 

John went to summer school in 1922, he was going to be there for 
twelve weeks, but he came home at the end of six weeks and we decided 
to get married. We were married in the Salt Lake Temple by Hyrum G. 
Smith, after a rather long courtship. 

We have spent many wonderful years together. We have taught school, 
attended college together at the University of Wyo. , USU. , U. of Wash- 
ington, and Brigham Young University, where we graduated in 1933. 

We were not blessed with a child until we had been married for seven- 
teen and one half years. After Helen came we lived only for her it seemed. 

I graduated from the Brigham Young University in 1933. I taught 
school for 28 years and resigned because of the loss of my hearing. 

I was made an honorary Golden Gleaner in Dec. of 1950, one of the 
first three in our stake. I was honored at the Stake Gold and Green Ball 
15 Jan. , 1954 and was presented with a silver compact. I was released 
from Stake MIA in May, 1955. I was Gospel Doctrine class secretary 
from March 1956 when we joined the second ward, and held that position 
until we began moving around in 1958. I worked in the Primary and 
Sunday School for a few years. 

In 1960-61 I taught First Aid for John at the Intermountain Indian 
School. In 1962 I taught the fourth grade at Willard, Utah. 

We have traveled quite expensively in the United States. We have 
been from California to Maine, from Alaska to Mexico City. In 1959 we 
took Helen to the Hawaiian Islands with us. 

The highlight in our lives was when Helen was married to Gary 
Nelson, after he returned from a mission to California. They were 
married in the Idaho Falls Temple and since that time they have both 
attended Utah State University. Helen graduated in December of 1961. 

We moved to Brigham City 8 Aug. I960 so John could teach at 
Intermountain, which is an Indian school. We decided to stay there so 
bought us a home which we love. We do enjoy the warmer winters than 
we have had in Wyoming. We th^nk we will stay in this part of the country. 

John has always been so kind and thoughtful of me and I want to ex- 
press my appreciation for his consideration, thoughtfulness and love. 
He has been a good prov'der and manager. We have always worked to- 
get er nd talk very thing er before going into something new or 

differ nt. is the ear- com nd go w be> ome nearer and dearer to 

to each other. I do appreciate and love him for all he has done for me. 

We are so very happy in our lovely Brigham City home, just at the 
foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains and within walking distance of the 
school where I teach. (Bunderson). The community is friendly and we 
are now in the newest ward in Brigham City, the 17th Ward. John has 
been asked to be a High Priest and the Chairman of the Genealogical 
Committee. We have very nice neighbors, many are not L. D. S. 

The delight of our lives is the dear child, Helen's and Gary's baby, 
Kim. We all love him so much and just live for him. He is surely 


I grew up on the farm mother and father homesteaded under poor 
financial conditions. We all had to work very hard in order that we might 
have the necessities of life. We had very few if any luxuries of life. I 
learned what it was to have certain chores and responsibilities very 
early in life. I milked cows, cleaned barns, sawed wood, and helped 
with the planting and harvesting. 

I had my elementary schooling in a two-room school at Bedford, 
Wyoming. We used to walk the two and one half miles to and from school 
during the fall months, then in the winter months we went to school in a 
sleigh. At times the roads were drifted full of snow and I remember 
one day that we did not arrive at school until 1:30 p.m. because of a 
terrible blizzard we got in. 

We always had our regular chores to do, morning and evening, and 
during the winter months we used the old kerosene lantern. During the 
long winter evenings we all used to sit around the old wood heater and 
play games or listen to father tell us stories or sing to us. Father was 
very strict with us, always insisting on everything being well done, and 
we had to always show respect and obedience to our parents. 

Mother was one of those very even-tempered persons, who we were 
very seldom saw angry or upset. If she had troubles or difficulties, she 
usually kept them to herself. If we as children of Charles and Emily 
Mallory have or will ever receive recognition for what we are, I think 
a great deal of the credit should be because of father and mother. They 
always upheld honesty, good citizenship, education, and religion as being 
foremost in the family. 

I well remember a lesson I learned early in life on honesty. I had 
gone home with one of my friends after Sunday School to spend the after- 
noon, and when it came time to go home I walked through the fields to 
make the trip shorter. I was passing through one field and saw a plow 
and on the seat of the plow I saw a stick the plowman had carried, I suppose 
while resting his horses. I took the stick home with me and when I arrived 
home father asked me where I got it. I told him I picked it up in Mr. 
Fluckiger's field off a plow seat. He said, "that doesn't belong to you, 


so walk back and put it where you got it. " It was after dark before I 
got home and I had a lot of time to think about it. It seemed mean at the 
time but I realize father's thinking now. 

We were always told to do what was required of us at school and if 
we got into trouble at school with our teachers we would always have 
more trouble at home. We always were taught to respect our teachers 
and those in authority. 

Father taught us that it was just as easy to be on time as to be late 
or off schedule. I have always tried to practice that and I think I have, 
and if my memory serves me correctly, in thirty five years of school 
teaching I was late only twice for school. 

My freshman year in high school was spent at Thayne, Wyoming. 
Sister, Rosella, and I used to travel with a team a distance of about ten 
miles each day. The other three years, Rosella and I batched at Afton 
and attended and graduated from the Star Valley High School. 

While going to school at Afton I always had a team of horses so we 
could go home when we needed supplies or were homesick to see the 
folks. Later on in high school I used to hire my team to the doctor, 
Dr. Beal, and the school superintendent during the winter months. This 
helped finance our schooling. 

After graduating from high school, I decided I wanted to be a school 
teacher. I borrowed $150 from Mr. Barber and went to Laramie to 
summer school. After returning home I was hired as Assistant Principal 
of the Afton Elementary School. The first year was very difficult, 45 
7th graders and some larger than I was, and I was poorly prepared to 
take over the school. Thanks to my superintendent, Mr. C.A. Smith for 
his help and encouragement I stayed with teaching. I have completed 
almost thirty-five years in the schoolroom. Nineteen years were as 
principal of the Afton Elementary School, eleven as a teacher in the Star 
Valley High School, then nearly three years with the Intermountain Indian 
School at Brigham City as a teacher. 

During my junior year in high school I fell in love with Gladys Call. 
This did not help my grades at school for one reason her father owned a 
picture show and Gladys and I used to see all the shows. Every other 
time Mr. Call would motion for us to go in free to the show. He was a 
wonderful man, very well respected by all who knew him and very much 
missed by me. I always felt that I could go to him with my problems, and 
he always had some very good solutions or advice to give me. I believe 
that he had a lot of confidence in me, too. One time Gladys and I were 
going to Salt Lake City. He came out when we were in our little Durant 
and looked in and saw that we were crowded as we had four passengers in 
it. He said, "Take my car, there is more room in it. " Then he went 
in the house and came out with a signed check and gave it to me and told 
me to get him a new car, make out the check for the difference. I was 
so surprise I said, "I will look you up the best trade I can find then tele- 
phone you the deal. " He said, 'If you are satisfied, trade, and it will 
suit me. " I did and when we got home at 10:30 in the evening Mr. Call 
got up out of bed and drove the car a few blocks and returned and said, 


John you made a good deal. " I made the check for $675. 00 for a new 
deluxe Nash. 

Gladys and I went to gether for some four years before we were 
married in the Salt Lake Temple, August 16, 1922. We spent our first 
year of married life living with Mr. and Mrs. Call. This was late in 
life for them, but they were very tolerant with us. Mrs. Call would al- 
ways defend me if Gladys in any way found fault with me. She was such 
a wonderful woman, very understanding and unselfish, always thinking of 
the other person. Never once did we have any trouble at all with Mr. 
and Mrs. Call. They had such a wonderful way with them that no one 
could help but love them. 

We bought our first home and furniture from them, signing a note 
for $3600. 00 and paying the whole amount by the month or when we could. 
It took us ten years to pay the whole amount. 

Since marrying Gladys, she has been responsible for what success I 
have had. She has given me encouragement and help when I was ready 
to throw in the sponge. I well remember when our store failed under Ken 
Ame's management, how I felt. We had no idea the first few days how 
much it would take to clear the bills and restore our credit name. One 
night as I lay tossing in bed wondering what could be done, my dear wife 
took my hand and said, "Take my rings and see what you can get fi r them 
to pay on the accounts. I resolved then and there that we would restore 
our credit rating if she was willing to do that. Through prayer and alot 
of sleepless nights and long hours of hard work we came out on top. 

Gladys has been a true help-mate to me. She has always stood for 
what is right regardless of the outcome. I feel that she has had a wonder- 
ful understanding of me to have put up with me at times, and I truly 
appreciate all she has done for me even though I have neglected to tell 
her so at all times. 

Gladys has taught twenty-eight years in the elementary and high 
school in Star Valley and is now completing her second year in the Box 
Elder School System at Brigham City, Utah. 

We have bought us a home here in Brigham City and I hope and pray 
that Gladys and I can have a good many more years together. 

We have one lovely daughter, Helen, who has graduated from Utah 
State University and a wonderful son-in-law who has completed a mission 
for the LDS Church and has his certificate in drafting from the Utah State 
University, and is presently working as a draftsman at Thiokol, a id last 
but not least by any means, a robust, hungry grandson, that we hope will 
grow up to be as well respected and thought of as hi- parents. 

• 1 9 1 


Helen (11-1) married Gary (b, 18 Mar. 1937 at Freedom, Wyo, , son 
of Ivan Grant Nelson and Berneice Erickson) 1 July, I960, at Idaho Falls, 
Idaho. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(11-1-1) Kim Mallory Nelson b. 14 Sept. 1962 - Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 



(11-1-2) Natalie Nelson b. 20 Dec. 1965 - Salt Lake City, S a lt Lake. Ut 



(11-1-3) Bradley M. Nelson b. 9 July 1966 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah 




After my parents had been married for seventeen year s I was born 
to them. I was the first and only child. 

I had a happy childhood. I grew up in the small town of Afton, 
Wyoming, a farming community. Afton is the largest town for fifty 
miles around. It is surrounded by mountains in which I have spent many 
wonderful hours, I love the out-doors. I enjoy hiking and camping et< 

Most always I have had a horse. I had a Shetland pony when I was 
very young, named Spider, later I had a pretty sorrel mare named 
Ginger. She had a pretty Palamino colt. My dad and I enjoy riding 

My parents are both school teachers, they both taught me in school 
I enjoyed them very much. 

I loved my high school years. All the students from the eleven 
towns in the valley came to Afton to high school. This made it a thrill 
when I started high school and met so many new friends. 

During high school I was a Pep Star. I was voted in by my class 
when I was a freshman, with seven other girls. We had to maintain 
a "B" average. I was also a Thespian and in FHA (Future Homemakers 
of America) I was district songleader and state song leader in this 
organization. I was co-editor of the Mt. Star, our school paper during 
my senior year, I worked on the year book and was on the student council. 
I always enjoyed working on assemblies and decorating for a dance or 
working on a float. 

When I graduated I was an honor student (Salutatorian)- I gave a 
talk at the graduation exercises. I also won the sewing trophy, the 
Home Ec. award, and the Dansforth award. I turned down my four 
year scholarship to the University of Wyoming, and accepted a $100. 00 
scholarship to Utah State University. 

When I was a senior I went steady with Gary Nelson until January, then he 
went to college at Utah State, I went with him again during the summer. That 
same fall I went to college at Utah State, and in December Gary went on a 
mission to California -192- 

I enjoyed my college days. When I was a freshman I lived in the 
new dorms with five other girls. We really had fun. I pledged Alpha 
Chi Omega Sorority fall quarter and went active winter quarter. 

I worked in Jackson, Wyoming, every summer as a waitress. I 
had wonderful room mates. Mary Kearsley and Pat Boyle were with 
me for two summers. Bob Dougherty also lived there. I started to 
go with him during my freshman year of college. I went with him until 
Gary came home from his mission. 

I always enjoyed driving up to Colter Bay or Jenny's Lake to go 
boating, hiking and picknicking, and just to gaze at the Teton's. That 
is about the most beautiful spot in the world to me. 

In 1958 I was a junior in college. I did not go the first quarter. 
In November my parents took me to Hawaii for 15 days. I have done 
a lot of traveling with my folks. I have been in all of the states except 
the Southern States. I have been in Canada, Alaska and Mexico. Our 
Hawaiian trip was wonderful, I hope I can go back there sometime. On 
our way home from the Islands we stopped at California and met Gary 
and his folks. He was released from his mission at that time. I 
went home with him and his parents who were visiting with him. 

Gary asked me to marry him just before Christmas. He gave me a 
ring on Valentine Day and we were married the first of July in the Idaho 
Falls Temple. I guess that was about the happiest day of my life. 
We had waited a long time to be married but I was happy that Gary could 
go on a mission first. 

Gary and I both continued our schooling. I graduated at Christmas 
time of 1961 and in Home Ec. Education in June of 1962. Gary com- 
pleted his two year Drafting Course in June, 1962. I taught Home Ec. 
at South Cache high school in Hyrum, Utah from January until June, 

Gary works at Thiokol Chemical Corp. as a draftsman. 

In June 1962 we bought a small home in Logan, 727 E. Riverview 
Dr. Our baby son Kim came in September. He has brought much joy 
to us and to our parents. 

Gary and I have both enjoyed working in the church and we both 
have a strong testimony of the Gospel. I hope to be able to live it better 
every day and to instill the love of the Gospel into our children. 

Helen married Gary E. Nelson of Freedom, Wyoming. His parents 
lived on a farm until he was 8 years old when they bought a store and 
moved into town. He had a brother older and a sister younger than he. 
They lived in part of the store. It was very cold in the winter. The 
snow would blow in under the door and the blizzards would fill the paths 
with snow, but they enjoyed life even though there were hardships. 

As he grew up he had responsibilities such as milking the cows and 
caring for them, feeding the calves and hauling hay for them. One day 


Gary and his brother Boyd, were setting fire to the grain stubble when 
his clothing caught fire. Boyd knocked him down quickly and rolled 
him in the dirt to put the fire out, then dumped cold water on him to 
cool the burned clothes. He still has scars of those burns. 

He attended school in Freedom, Wyoming, and rode the bus to 
Afton for high school, a 42 mile ride each day. This was 1952. 

This is the way Gary tells his story. I joined the Future Farmers 
of America while in high school, graduated from seminary in 1955. It 
was a wonderful experience the day our class went to the Idaho Falls 
Temple and I was baptized for the dead. 

I did not date often until I met Helen Mallory. I was shy, but had 
a crush en her with the first date. If I did get courage to ask her for 
a date, she usually had one. However, when we did decide to go steady, 
it was for several years. I worked on the Palisades Dam one summer 
driving large cats ten hours a day. This was about 40 miles and then 
drive to Afton another 20 miles to spend the evening with Helen and 
made a pretty long day, but she was worth it. I graduated in 1956. The 
last two years at high school were very happy ones because I was in 
love with Helen and we were often together. 

I attended Utah State University 2 quarters when I was called on a 
mission to California. I enjoyed this mission and was honorably released 
December, 1959. Helen and I both attended U. S. U. the last half of 
the winter. On Valentine's day she accepted my ring, and we were 
married 2 July the same year in the Idaho Falls Temple. The remainder 
of the summer I worked in Evanston where Helen's father was working 
on a summer road job. We four spent a really happy summer together. 

We lived in their trailer on the university campus for the winter 
while we finished college. During the Christmas holidays, we bought 
a new Falcon. I continued part time school and full time work at Thiokol 
until I finished the drafting course. I received a certificate in Drafting. 
It was really a joyous occasion for us when our son Kim was born 14 
Sept. , 1962. I gave him his name and blessing. He is now 9 months 
old and a huskyboy. 


They had the following children: 

(11-1-1) Kim Mallory Nelson b. 14 Sept. 1962 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 


(11-1-2) Natalie Nelson b. 20 Dec. 1964 - Salt Lane., S.L. Co. Ut. 


(11-1-3) Bradley .;. Nelson b. 9 July 1966 - Salt Lake, S.L. Co. Ut. 



((11-1-4) Carmel Nelson b. 3 Feb. 1970 - Salt Lake, S.L. Co. Ut. 

m . 


Martha Ester Williams 

Joseph Holbrook Call 

Edna C. Jensen, Martha Ester Call 

Emma Ethel C. Eggleston 
(back row) Martha C. Jensen 

194 A- 


Joseph married Martha Esther Williams, second wife, (b, 20 
Mar. , 1869 in Springville, Utah Co. , Utah, daughter of George Williams 
and Emma Stevensen, d. 24 Dec. , 1938) 9 June, 1886 at Logan Temple, 
Logan, Utah. 

They had the following children: 
(1-12) Emma Ethel Call 

(1-13) Edna Call 

(1-14) Florence Call 

(1-15) Martha Call 

b. 23 Aug. 1887 - Bountiful, Davis Co. , 

bp. 23 Aug. 1895 - Afton, Uinta Co. , 

m. 17 July 1905 - Walter Moroni Eggleston 
d. 2 Oct. 1922 - Cornish, Cache Co. , 

b. 27 Dec. 1889 - Afton, Uinta Co. , 

bp. 27 Dec. 1897 

m. 16 Apr. 1908 - John Henry Jensen 
en. 20 July 1934 - Sealed to hus. 6 Nov. 

b. 2 Mar. 1892 - Afton, Uinta Co., 

d. 23 Jan. , 1893 - Afton, Uinta Co. , 

b. 21 July, 1895 - Afton, Uinta Co., 

bp. 21 July, 1903, Afton, Uinta Co. , 

m. 4 Oct. 1912 - Isaac H. Jensen T. 

Esther was nine months old when her parents moved from Springville 
to Goshen where they lived until whe was 13 years old, at that 
time they moved to Provo, Utah. They were members of the Mormon 
Church. They had ten living children, five boys and five girls. 

Esther was baptized in Goshen, Utah, 20 Mar. 1877 by Peter Okelberry. 
He also confirmed her a member of the church. 

When Esther was eleven years old she went to work to help earn 
money to buy her own clothes, her father had such a large family they 
all had to help, they hired out to do washing, ironing, cleaning or anything 
they could find to do. 

The family moved to Idaho on the 27th of April , 1885 in company 
with Jojin James. There were eighteen people in the company. They 
had four wagons. It was a pleasant journey which took them two weeks 
to complete. Their first stop was at Onida, Bingham Co. , Idaho; here 
the company separated, Esther's family went to Chesterfield where they 


lived in the home of a friend, Will Higgson, who had two wives, Hattie 
and Christina. These families lived together until Ester's father got 
some land & built a dirt roofed cabin for his family to live in. 

At one time Ester went to work at Cisco Lumber Camp. Her aunt 
Ester Grange was the cook there for the men who made lumber, A 
Mrs. Cording ran the camp. Twenty-five men worked there. 

After working at the camp for three months Ester went home three 
days before Christmas; on her way home she stopped at Grandfather 
Stevensen's home and found that he was very ill. She stayed there 
with Grandmother Stevensen. The grandfather did not recognize her. 
In two days he died and was buried on Christmas day. After that 
Ester went on home. She stopped one day at Spanish Fork to visit 
her friends. 

Ester married Joseph Holbrook Call (1) in the Logan Temple. She 
was a second wife. Her first year of married life was spent in going 
from one place to another trying to keep away from the law which was 
trying to stamp out plural marriage. For many weeks before her first 
baby was born she stayed with Aunt Isabel's mother, Lucy Barlow. 
Most of her days were spent in the corn field in hiding for fear someone 
would come to the house and then tell the sheriff where she was. 

When her baby Emma, was three weeks old she had to leave 
Bountiful, Utah. She went to Omar Call's home in Willard, Utah to help 
him. His wife had passed away and he needed help with his children. 
Later she went back to work for Mrs. Cording at Cisco Pump Camp. 
She stayed there until her husband sent for her to come to Clarkston 
Idaho. He met her there and took her to Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyoming. 

Wyoming was a state and polygamists could live there and not be 
disturbed. They arrived there in the fall of 1888. Joseph's brother, 
Anson Call had gone there in 1887 and taken his wives. He had built 
a one room cabin, where he lived until he could build a two room lumber 
house. He let Joseph live in the one room cabin until he built a three 
room house. 

That was a very hard winter with much snow and cold and very little 
food. Ester helped the sick people and when there was a death she was 
always there to help. Many times she would sit up all night to keep 
ice on the corpse. There were several deaths that long cold winter. 

Joseph and Uncle Anson built most of the first homes in Afton. 
Joe owned the first dance hall, it was a two story building with a candy 
shop, harness repair shop and furniture store combined. It was the 
only place in town where they could have a show. The only shows they 
had were those put on by the people in the town. 

Ester had many happy years in Afton. She was active in the church. 

Call Osmond (See next page) 


The summer of 1889 while Mother was with her mother in Utah, 
Aunt Ester and father really were happy to live in this quiet, peaceful, 
and beautiful valley, away from snooping officers of the law. Father 
built a new three room lumber house, and they moved into it. They 
raised a fine garden and potatoes. It was a wonderful welcome to come 
home to a lovely new home with room to live and windows to let in the 

In August, father went with team and wagon to bring mother and 
we children from Bountiful. Brother Roland made his safe arrival 
in September. We were happy for a baby in the home once more, as 
Emma was getting quite grown up. Another cold winter, and we did 
enjoy the weeks the house was kept warm day and night, so we could 
welcome baby sister Edna. Two days late for a Christmas gift. 

After the long cold winter, spring was more than welcome, but 
summers in Star Valley were glorious, though it was much too short. 
Father secured a one room frame house one block west of mother's 
home. The new three room frame house where we all lived happily 
together was getting two small. One thing I remember so well was that 
with two babies to care for (I was the little girl to care for the babies 
on busy days, and they were all busy) I preferred Edna, to Roland be- 
cause he was so heavy. Edna was so sweet and lovely, but how I 
longed for a carriage or even a little red wagon to take them for an 
outside airing. I still remember the arm ache and back ache, but we 
did love those babies and when Aunt Ester moved away how I missed 
that dear baby. I often sneaked away just to hold her again. 

On a spring day, second of March we welcomed dear little sister 
Florence. We were really lonely for her, as Roland and Edna were 
getting quite grown up. Irene was near a year old and learning to 
walk. That was a wonderful summer. 

Father planted what seemed like acres of potatoes and a large 
strawberry bed which was bearing heavy that year. We would pick 
pans of them and set them on the cellar shelves where it was cool, 
until mother could can them. 

Another autumn and then came winter and we had perhaps six months 
of school. The cold was too much for baby Florence and the year was 
still new when one morning father told us she had passed away. She was 
not even one year old, and it was so awful to bury her in that cold, 
cold ground. As a child this seemed a real trial, so hard to understand. 
At last spring came and soon as the roads were passable, father took 
Aunt Ester for a visit with her mother and family. She made a long 
visit, and mother's baby Katie was born 9 March and was quite frail. 
As the lovely summer days came, we hoped she would improve with 
the sunshine, but instead, she just slipped away and returned to her 
heavenly home 'where we hope pain and sorrows are not known. This 
was a terrible blow to ail of us. Two babies lost in one year. 

I believe it was that summer that father traded Aunt Ester's house 
for a larger one, across the street south. It had four rooms, two of 
them upstairs and an inside cellar. This was much more comfortable 


for her. Edna was nearing six years and Emma was well interested in 
school before we welcomed our dear little sister Martha, 21 July, 1895. 

We had many varied experiences, good and some not so good, 
but we did have a wonderful childhood. Cold winters, short, but beau- 
tiful springs and lovely summers. Aunt Ester was counselor in the 
Primary for awhile, then President of the Relief Society for nine years. 
Those times the Relief Society President took the responsibility of both 
sick, dying and dead. Caring for the suffering and clothing the dead 
were also her responsibility. She had a wonderful ability for soothing 
and comforting the sick and sorrowing. 

Father and Uncle Anson always worked together these, our growing 
years. They were carpenters and built many houses, including a good 
portion of the new chapel which was dedicated in August, 1892. The 
years passed all too quickly. Martha was six years old. We visited 
the uncles and aunts at Chesterfield. This is where Aunt Ester's 
family lived and had many happy times. I remember Aunt Ester's bro- 
ther George, her sister Agnes, and her brother Peter, visited with 
us occasionally in Afton and Father was very fond of them. Her sister 
Christena was about my age, and I loved her and admired her brothers 
and sisters. I remember her mother's home was always so fragrant 
with geraniums. It seemed the windows were always filled with blossoms, 
The years passed and Emma was married in 1905. 

Martha states, "When I was fifteen mother was called to Blackfoot, 
Idaho to care for her sister Tena, who was very sick. She spent the 
winter there and I stayed with Father and Aunt Isabel. I had a wonder- 
ful time. I always liked to be with their family. We children felt as 
much at home with Aunt Isabel as we did with our own mother. Truman 
(1-8) was about my age, we were good pals. " 

"My mother decided she liked to live in Blackfoot. She came back 
to Afton and sold our home and we moved to Blackfoot to live with her 
mother. The day we arrived in Blackfoot her mother passed away. 
Ester bought her mother's home and lived there for many years. " 

'My sister Edna had married and was living in Blackfoot. In one 
year I met and married Isaac Jensen. From that time on my mother 
spent most of her time with me. She helped me raise my family. " 

"For six years we lived in Soda Springs, Idaho on a ranch. Mother 
stayed with us there and helped us cook for hired men, all the men did 
enjoy her pies and cookies, cakes, etc. 

We moved to Brigham City, Utah in 1925. One year later mother 
sold her home in Blackfoot and came to live in Utah. Edna had moved 
to Ogden, Utah. " 

My mother was always active in Relief Society. She was a visiting 
teacher most of her life. 

Mother came to live in our home October 1938. She was very sick. 
She had a stroke 10 November, 1938. For several days she could not 


speak, bud did recover enough so we could get her up from the 
bed to eat Thanksgiving dinner with the family. She never did sit up 
again. She passed away 24 December, 1938, on Christmas Eve. It 
was Edna's birthday anniversary when we took Mother to .A ft on, 
Wyoming, 27 December, 1938 and laid her to rest by the side of her 
husband and our beloved Father, Joseph H. Call. 



Written by daughter, Elmira Eggleston Olson 

Emma (12) married Walter (b. 17 April, 1884, at Eden, Weber 
Co. , Utah, son of Orson Hyde Eggleston and Constant Ann Stephens, 
d. 5 Sept. 1961 at Long Beach, California. Burial at San Pedro, 
California 9 Sept. 1961) 17 July 1905, in Paris, Bear Lake Co. , Idaho, 
T. 25 Oct. 1917. 

They had the following children: 
(12-1) Martha Elmira Eggleston 

(12-2) Constant Atwila Eggleston 

(12-3) Laura Eggleston 

(12-4) Beulah Eggleston 

12-5) Walter Fay Eggleston 

(12-6) Marjory Eggleston 

42-7) Edna Eggleston 

b. 3 Oct. 1905 - Aft on, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 27 Aug. 1915 - T. 13 May, 1946 
m. 22 Sept. 1924 - Reuben Emil Olson 
b. 17 Aug. 1907 - Randolph, Rich 

Co. , Utah, 
bp. 27 Aug. 1915 

m. 10 Nov. 1928 - Jay Judson VanEvery 
b. 18 June 1909 - Afton, Lincoln Co. , 

bp. 21 Oct. 1917 
m. 12 Mav 1930 - George Sheen 

bp. 25 Feb. 1919 
b. 26 April 1911 - Montpelier, 

Bear Lake Co. , Idaho 
bp. 6 May 1919 T. 20 Sept. 1957 

m. 12 May 1930 - Ervin Gittens (1) 
b. 24 Sept. 1912 - Cornish, Cache, 

bp. 5 Oct. 1920 - T. 3 Apr. 1939 

Salt Lake 
m. 14 Sept. 1938 - June Aleen 

b. 21 April 1914 Cornish, Cache 

Co. , Utah, 
bp. 18 June 1922 

m. 1 June 1935 - Willard Dewain Bell 
b. 6 Apr. 1916 - Cornish, Cache Co. , 

bp. 28 Sept. 1924 - T. 21 Feb. 1961 

1. F. 
m. 19 Mar. 1942 - Joseph Elgin 



(12-8) son Eggleston (S. B. ) b. 20 Dec. 1918 - Cornish, Cache, 

d. 20 Dec. 1918 - Cornish, Cache, 
(12-9) Jay "C" Eggleston b. 24 Nov. 1919 Cornish, Cache 

bp. 31 July 1932 - T. 31 May 1940 
m. 3 Dec. 1945 - Merle Christiansen 
(12-10) son Eggleston (SB) b. 1 Oct. 1922 - Cornish, Cache, 

d. 1 Oct. 1922 - Cornish, Cache, 

Emma Ethel Call, was born 23 Aug. 1887 at Bountiful, Davis 
County, Utah (a daughter of Joseph Holbrook Call, and Martha Ester 
Williams. ) 

She was born at the time of the persecution of the men who had two 
or more wives. Grandmother was the second wife of Joseph H. Call. 
Grandmother tried to stay away so they couldn't put Grandfather in jail. 
She stayed at various places, working and cooking for men. 

In letters written to Grandfather, she tells him how good mother 
was, she would sit on the floor from morning until night. She also tells 
one incident of mother taking another baby's bottle and rattle and sitting 
on a stool and helping herself to the bottle. In a letter dated 18 Sept. 
1888, she tells about mother starting to talk and how cute she was. 

Grandfather was arrested five different times (for having two wives) 
in a little over two years. One trial at Blackfoot he had Emma Jane 
S. Williams and Joseph Williams as Witnesses (This was Grandmothers 
mother and brother. ) They could prove nothing as they could not find 
grandmother, so they turned him loose. The next four times (he was 
arrested every six months) he was brought to trial at Soda Springs, 
Idaho. Again they could prove nothing so they acquitted him, this was 
in Oct. 1888. During this time grandmother was going from place to 
place so they could not find her. After grandfather was acquited she 
went to Clarkston, Utah. Grandfather left Chesterfield, Idaho to get 
her and mother. It took him six days to get there. He brought her to 
Chesterfield the 24 Oct. , 1888. 

In Afton they were a happy family. Mother had two more sisters 
and more children came to bless the home of Aunt Isabel's. They grew 
up as brother's and sister's never did they refer to one another as half 
brother or sister. They still speak of one another as brother and sister. 



By Elmira Olson 

Walter Moroni Eggleston, was born 17 April, 1884, in Eden, 
Weber County, Utah. His parents were (Orson Hyde Eggleston, born 3 
Oct. 1841 at Niles, Cayuga County, New York; and Constant Ann 
Stephens, born 17 Feb., 1849 at Council Bluffs, Potawattamie County, 
Iowa. ) They were married 4 Dec. , 1864 in the Endowment House in 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Walter, was the ninth child of a family of eleven. There were six 
boys and five girls, five of them died as children, six married and had 
families, except Aunt Laura, a sister just older than father or Walter, 
she married twice but had no children of her own, her second husband 
had a large family, which she enjoys very much, at the present time 
(March 1962) she is the only one of the family living. She is eighty one 
years old now, and lives in Long Beach, California. 

The family lived in Eden until 1886, then they moved to Afton, 
Lincoln Co. , Wyoming, to help settle the valley. Here his mother was 
a midwife and the only doctor for a number of years, his father also 
acted as a dentist for some time. This was the environment around 
his home. As a young child he went to school when it was held and the 
snow was not to deep for them to get there. Life in Afton wasn't easy. 
At the age of sixteen he was milking a cow and it kicked him and broke 
his leg. A doctor Stoghteh set it. 

He learned the carpenter trade from his father and later from A. 
V. Call for whom he worked. He became very proficient cabinet maker 
and builder. 

On the 17th of July, 1905 he married Emma Ethel Call, at Paris, 
Bear Lake County, Idaho (daughter of Joseph Holbrook Call, and Martha 
Ester Williams). He stayed in Afton until his first child was born. 
It was a daughter born 3 Oct. 1905. They named her Martha Elmira, 
she was born on her Grandfather Egglestons 64th birthday, and he 
(Grandfather Eggleston) blessed her when she was eight days old. 

They then moved to Randolph, Rich County, Utah, where he had 
obtained work delivering the mail. He drove from Randolph to Mont- 
pelier, Idaho around Bear Lake. It was a tedious long route, especially 
in the winter. Their second child was born in Randolph, another daughter. 
She was named Constant Atwila, born 17 Aug. , 1907. Emma's sister 
came to stay with them at this time. Her name was Martha and she 
stayed quite a while as mother didn't get along to well. 

I don't recall whether they moved back to Afton after this, but on 
the 18th of June, 1909, another daughter was born (Laura) in Afton. 
I have heard them talk of Cokeville. They may have been there and 
mother went home to Afton for this birth. 

After Laura was born they moved to Elko, Lincoln County, Wyoming, 
a new coal mining town. Here he built the town. He worked as carpenter 


foreman, and also worked in the mine as a Boiler man. While working 
here, he met three men and their families who were going to go to 
Cache Valley to buy farms. It sounded good to my parents. They had 
small amount of savings so they decided to go too. To save money, 
daddy decided to come over the mountains on a bicycle. (This was in 
the early spring of 1911) to look at these farms. He left mother 
and we children, and came riding the bicycle where he could and pushing 
it where it was too steep or too much snow. He came down the right 
hand Fork of Logan Canyon, and went directly to the Cardon Real Estate 
Co. , in Logan. They showed him an apple orchard consisting of thirteen 
acres in Cornish, Cache County, Utah, just north of a farm one of the 
other men from Elko had bought. He liked the looks of this property so 
he bought it. He had to pull up some trees to make room to build a 
house. This he did on the south end of the farm, and built one large 
room, 16 x 18 feet. By this time it was spring and time to put in a 

Then he sent for his family. They got on the train. Mother was 
expecting another baby, when she arrived in Montpelier, Bear Lake County, 
Idaho. Their fourth daughter, Beulah, was born 26 April, 1911. 
Mother stayed with a neice of daddy's and we children stayed at another 
neice's home, Grandmother Eggleston came and took care of mother, 
and Grandmother Call took care of we children. 

When mother was able to travel, we proceeded onto Trenton, Utah. 
This town was just four miles south of Cornish. We stayed that night 
in a hotel, operated by Thomas Cutler (a brother to uncle Elijah Cutler, 
Aunt Laura Eggleston's husband, and daddy's brother in law) The next 
morning we arrived at our new home. It was very beautiful to us. 

Daddy could not make a living off the farm, so he started to build 
houses. He and Robert Goodwin a neighbor built quite a few homes in 
Cornish and Trenton. Some of these were the homes of J. W. Pitcher, 
Charles Wood and Joseph Petersen, he also built the Sugar Factory 
Hotel at Cornish. (This he also helped to remodel into the Cornish 
L. D. S. Church house, several years later.) He helped to build several 
homes on the Sugar Factory Roaw as it was called and also worked on 
the sugar factory itself. After the factory was completed, he worked 
as a millwright. This job was seeing that everthing in the factory 
operated right. When there was a breakdown it was his job to see that 
it was repaired as quickly as possible. He retained this position until 
the factory was dismanteled and moved to Worland, Wyoming. 

Meanwhile daddy pulled out some more apple trees on the north 
end of the farm and a strip from the south to the north, in the center of 
the farm, then he moved the house to the north end, He did this because 
the ground on the south end was clay and very slick when it rained, 
almost impossible to get off our feet, and mother couldn't keep the 
floors clean. The north end of the farm was sandy, but at least it was 
a lot easier to keep the house clean. 

Eventually daddy pulled out all the trees but just a few and he 
planted fruit, raspberries, Rhubarb, Gooseberries, and strawberries 
among them as well as the garden. The rest of the farm he planted in 


sugar beets. It was a task to take care of these, but by getting up early 
and working late he managed it. He worked at the factory from 8:00 
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and maybe a little extra when they were making 

Mother was a great entertainer. She gave comic readings and 
dressed the part. She also was a beautiful singer. She was in great 
demand, she went to most of the party's and programs in the ward 
throughout the years. One piece I remember very well was "The Face 
On the Bar Room Floor. " She did this very well. 

The 24 Sept. 1912, mother and daddy had their first son. Was 
daddy ever proud. They named his Walter Fay. 

In 1914 we had another sister come to live with us. We named her 
Marjory. She was born the 21 of April. 

The years were pleasant and there was work for everyone, canning 
washing, ironing and the farm work, chickens, cows, pigs and horses 
to take care of. The house work, going to church, school, parties, 
friends and relatives visiting. 

Then another sister came to join us the 6 April, 1916, Edna we 
called her. This made six girls and one boy. What a wonderful family, 
a lot of work but what good times we had. 

Daddy had built another room on our house years before. Now he 
began talking about building a new home. They would start by building 
a room at a time as they could afford it. It would be built so it could 
be built onto. The other two rooms were not good enough to do this. 
Father started the home, just about six feet north of the house we lived 
in. It was built very good, a nice rustic on the outside, lathed and 
plastered on the inside, a door on east and a window on the north. 
It was a lovely room, after it was finished. Mother and father used it 
for a bedroom, on cold winter nights father would build a fire in a 
small heater they had in there, so it would be warm for them at night, 
and the room was always cleaned up in the morning before the room 
cooled off. 

In the late fall of 1918, father took the flu. (This flu took many 
lives, even some in our town. ) He was very sick. Mother put him 
in their bedroom away from the rest of us. I can see her now, she would 
go out to a small building (we later used for a garage) change her clothes 
on one side of the building then go to the otherside and put on others 
and go in and take care of father, come out and change all over again, 
so she could take care of we children. She had to wear a mask (as every 
one did when they went out). It was made of many layer of cheesecloth 
and tied across the mouth and nose. This was done many times a day. 
She also had to take care of the animals and do other chores that were 
necessary. We children helped as much as possible. Finally our daddy 
recovered, the rest of the family did not catch the flu. 

On 20 Dec. 1918, mother gave birth to another son, but this one 
was stillborn. I suspect the strain of father's illness and the extra hard 


work was a contributing factor. 

The next summer father was repairing a chute on the highline. 
This was a railroad on a trestle, it was used to pull the cars of Lime 
Rock on to be dumped. ) The chute dropped on one end and knocked 
daddy off the highline into the lime rock below. He fell on his face in 
the lime rock. The other end of the chute gave way and fell on top of 
him. His face was lacerated very bad. He had to have it sewed up, so 
he was home for awhile recovering from his injuries. 

That summer daddy built a concrete cellar north of the house. It 
was so much nicer than the one we had under the house. Then daddy 
bought some land from Melvin Buttars so that we could have a road on 
the north end of the farm, across the tracks to the main road, instead 
of going down through the middle of the farm, and out the south end. 
This new road shortened the distance to Cornish one mile. 

The 24 of Nov. , 1919 our Brother Jay C came to join our happy 
family, what a delightful child he was. 

The following two years followed about the same as the others had. 
Then on the 16 August, 1921, daddy came home and said to mother, 
"Emma, it's your birthday on the 23rd. We have $600. 00 in the bank, 
you can have a new home or a new automobile, it is your choice. " 
Mother's eyes lit up and she said, "Oh let's have a new automobile. " 
So the day of her birthday they brought a new Ford Touring car to our 
home. Mother was delighted. Daddy had never driven a car, the man 
who brought it to us had daddy drive it to Lewiston, about six miles from 
home. He left on the street car for Logan, and daddy had to drive the 
car home. 

He used to take the car to work, and if he ever needed anything from 
Trenton or any other place he would come home and get mother. No 
matter what she was doing she would ask one of us children to finish 
and she would get ready and go with daddy. How she enjoyed that new 

Mother was expecting their tenth child. I remember the day daddy 
went to the store 1 mile away to phone the doctor, (there were only a 
few phones in Cornish. ) I was told to stay with mother. My first en- 
counter with birth, the baby was stillborn 1 Oct. 1922 at about 11:30 
p. m. Mother was very tired and dropped off to sleep. Mrs Ephriam 
(Lillian) Bergeson had come back with daddy and was now with mother. 
Mother started tossing in bed and Mrs. Bergeson went to see why she 
was so restless and found that she was hemorrhaging very bad. She 
sent daddy for the doctor again and I was called to help. Daddy must 
have driven very fast because he returned quickly. He sat by mother 
holding her hand and begged her not to leave him, but at 12 minutes to 
1:00 a.m. , just as the doctor drove into the yard, mother left us. 

The next day was my 17th birthday and what a nightmare it was. As 
was the next couple of years, father trying to be both mother and father 
to eight children. 



Martha Elmira (12-1) married Reuben (b. 11 Nov. 1906 in Millville, 
Cache Co. , Utah, son of Carol Olson and Ida Maria Ekstrom) 22 Sept. 
1924, at Preston, Franklin Co. , Idaho. T. 1 3 May 1946. Reuben bp. 
5 Sept. 1915. 

They had the following children: 

(12-1-1) Eleda Esther Olson b. 30 July 1925 - Logan, Cache Co., 

bp. 31 July 1933 - T. 13 May, 1946 
m. 13 May 1944 - Rex Alma Hale, 

bp. 2 Sept. 1928 
(12-1-2) Son Olson (S. B. ) b. 28 Jan 1927 - Cornish, Cache, 

d. 28 Jan. 1927 - Cornish, Cache 

(12-1-3) Emma Maxine Olson b. 29 Jan 1929 - Cornish, Cache, 

bp. 1 Mar 1939 
m. 30 Mar. 1946 - Donald Heber 

(12-1-4) Walter Olson b. 23 May 1931 - Cornish, Cache, 

d. 24 May 1931 - Cornish, Cache, 


I Elmira, was born at my grandmother's (Constant Ann Stevens 
Eggelston's) home. She was a mid-wife and the only doctor in Star 
Valley at that time. At the time of her death, July, 1926 she had de- 
livered 1001 babies, along with her other practice and nursing the sick. ) 
My parents lived for a while in Randolph, Utah. Father drove the mail. 
I remember when my third sister, Laura, was born, we stayed with 
Grandmother Call at Afton, Wyoming. I also remember going to my 
cousin's, George and Lenna Osmond and they had a high swing. We 
moved to a mining town, Elkol, Wyoming where I had two Italian girl 
friends and I learned their language. 

I was a very tiny child, weighing only 12 pounds when I was eighteen 
months old. The year I was six, daddy bought a small farm in Cornish, 
Utah. It was an apple orchard. He built a one room house and we were 
very happy for a home of our own. The farm was two miles from school. 
We raised a fine garden so mother canned a lot of vegetables for winter. 
I started school when I was seven and that was September 1912. Our 
baby brother was born after four girls. What a joy, daddy and mother 
now had a son. 

The winter was extremely cold and the walk to school was rugged. 
Daddy raised beets and we children helped thin them. We build a large 
room onto our house and dug a cellar. In winter we had them filled with 

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canned fruits and vegetables. There were bins of carrots, potatoes, 
red beets, cabbage, etc. , and a barrel of salt pork. We raised chickens 
and mother canned the roosters. 

One day Grandfather Call came to see us. He drove a large Reo 
automobile. We had our first auto ride. 

I learned to thin beets so that I could go and work for the neighbors 
when our own was done. 

Mother taught us honesty. One day I went for groceries. The store 
was two miles away. The candy looked so good that when the clerk 
turned his back, I took some. I paid for the groceries with eggs. On 
arriving home, there was a note in the bag of groceries telling mother 
what I had done. She gave me two eggs and I had to walk the two miles 
back to the store and pay for the candy, and say I was sorry. I learned 
my lesson. 

Mother was full of fun. She gave comic readings and dressed for 
the parts. She sang beautifully and had a pleasing way. She was often 
sought for entertaining in the other wards and town parties. She loved 
people and we could always bring our friends home and she welcomed 
them. We often had dances and parties, and candy pulls. 

It was 1918 and the year of the flu. Daddy was down ill with it, 
and mother nursed him. We kept him in anoutside room by himself so 
we children would not get it. I remember we had only an outside toilet, 
outside water and a pump. 

It was 20 December when mother gave birth to a still born son. We 
had the saddest Christmas. 

A year later the scene was reversed when we all sat around on the 
large braided rug mother had made and she sat in the rocker with our 
new baby Jay on her lap, and she told us the story of Baby Jesus, born 
in Bethlehem. Daddy was popping corn. This stands out as one of life's 
sweetest memories. 

I graduated in the spring of 1921 with next to the highest grades and 
gave the class Prophecy. The next year I went to school at Blackfoot, 
Idaho and lived with my Grandmother Call. My teacher had the same 
name as mine, Elmira Eggelston, only now she was married and added 
the name of Castor. I loved her on first sight and she loved me. I 
did real well at school that year. I made one and a half credits besides 
taking Seminary. The following school year mother needed my help at 
home, so I did not get to go back to school. However, I did help some 
neighbors when their babies arrived. 

It was the year 1922 when I was sustained as Sunday School Secretary, 
which place I filled for two years. I was happy to do the work in the 

The autumn of 1924 we were planning another baby in the family. 
It was October 1st when the still-born baby came and my dear mother 


quietly drifted out of this life at 1Z:45 a.m. Father begged her not to 
leave him. On 3 October, I was seventeen and an unhappy day for me. 
We buried our darling mother and her tiny baby in her arms. They were 
buried in the Cornish cemetary. 

Now the responsibility of a family of nine fell to my lot. I really tried 
to be a comfort and help to my lonely heart-broken daddy. Atwila worked 
away from home most of the time. That atumn I had a nervous break- 
down. I still feel the effects of it occasionally. 

Time passed and we children grew up. Daddy married one of our 
dear friends and I met Reuben Olson, a tall handsome, blond-haired man, 
quiet and reserved, and we fell in love and now our lives are happy to- 

Reuben Emil Olson was the brother of Oscar, who was older, and 
Edwin, who was younger. His mother died when he was six years old. 
Reuben was taken to his father's brother, Uncle Neils and Aunt Matelda's 
to live. He remembers the long wagon ride from Trenton to Millville 
and the sorrow and panic when his father and brothers drove away and 
left him with strangers. He longed for his home and family for a long 
time. He does not remember his mother, but he does remember the 
automobile the doctor came in and how he, with his brothers, ran to the 
far side of the house in fear. It was a one-room cabin, on a rocky hill 
with bare scrubbed floors, one small window and door, a cook stove, 
a storage closet, table, wooden cupboard, and a bed. 

His uncle and aunt were good to him as if he were their own and 
there were nine cousins to grow up with. He loves this family of his 
childhood as his own, as he spent his growing years in their home. He 
would like them to know that he is grateful for their care. There were 
always chores, such as cows to feed and milk, pigs and chickens to care 
for, also getting kindling and wood or coal. He expresses his appreciation 
and love for the kind and considerate treatment they gave him. Uncle 
Neils was a farmer and they all learned to work. It requires a lot of 
work and managing to support a family of twelve. They taught him to 
observe the Sabbath, to be honest, and well behaved. He was baptized 
5 September, 1915 by Charles Anderson and confirmed the same day. 
He was ordained a Deacon 17 Feb. , 1919, a Teacher 30 Jan. , 1922. 

He graduated from the 8th grade, had happy school days, was active 
in sports, basketball, and was pitcher on baseball teams. He remembered 
the first electric trains in Cache Valley in 1917. Another sport he en- 
joyed was sleigh riding in their home made 'Go Devil. ' When he was 
sixteen, he felt grown up and struck out for himself. He went to Salt 
Lake City and in two weeks had spent all his money and had to sell his 
nice overcoat for money to get home. He then went to his father. He 
got a job on the railroad. It was on September 1924 that he had a blind 
date with a friend and was introduced to a beautiful black haired girl, 
Elmira Eggelston. They fell in love and after a very short courtship, 
ere married in Preston, Franklin Co. , Idaho. 


We lived in small houses, but they were home and we were happy. 
Reuben worked wherever he could get a job and we lived as near to the 


job as was convenient. He had jobs on the railroad, on farms, in a 
factory. We had two lovely daughters born to us who are a joy and we 
also had two sons. One still born and one just lived a few hours. We' 
named him Walter. We buried him beside my mother. We had all kinds 
of experiences in our growing family. I was Primary secretary for a 
year, then we moved again to be close to Reuben's work. 

The year 1934 we had a severe earthquake real early in the morning. 
It was funny to see people running out of their houses in their night 
clothes. During the depression years I sewed. We did anything available 
to earn enough money to live. I enjoyed working as work and business 
leader in the Logan Sixth Ward Relief Society where we lived at that time. 

Rueben was at Bushnell painting when he suddenly took a heart attack 
and was rushed home. He came near passing on, but with the help of a 
skillful doctor and with our faith and prayers and administration of the 
Priesthood, he improved. His heart is enlarged so he can do no heavy 
work. It was August 1944 when Reuben started to work on the City 
Police Force. 

Our girls were growing up. It was May 1944 when we took Eleda, 
our eldest daughter to Santa Anna, California, to marry her sweetheart, 
Rex A. Hale. It was a military wedding and quite grand. We missed 
her in our home, it was not the same. It was in December 1944 that we 
purchased the home on 527 North 2nd East, in Logan, and where we have 
lived happily for nearly twentv years. We have remodeled it and we do 
enjoy our lovely home. 

Our youngest daughter was married 30 March, 1946. It was 13 
May, 1946, that we, Reuben and I, Eleda and Rex and Maxine were all 
sealed as a family and families in the Logan Temple. The girls, and 
Rex stood for our son Water. We were all sealed for time and eternity. 
It was Eleda and Rex's second wedding anniversary. 

It was 1951 when we bought our first new car and took a wonderful 
vacation. We visited Carthage Jail, Winter Quarters Cemetary, and 
other prominent churchlandmarks . We have also been to Chicago, 
Nauvoo, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, where we saw the Black 
Hill Passion Play. Since Reuben has been employed on the Police 
Department we have visited many wonderful and beautiful places, including 
Canada, Mexico and nearly all the western states. 

We were very happy 4 April, 1957 when Maxine, Don and family 
were married in the Logan Temple for time and all eternity. 

Now we work dilligently in the Genealogical and Priesthood Quorum, 
in stake and ward. We attend companies at the Temple quite regular. 
We are sending money to Sweden for research. 

I have been asked to be a missionary at the Logan Genealogical 
Library, just when I do not know at present, but I am looking forward to 
doing this work. 

This is my history as I have lived to the present time. I have enjoyed 


life although it has been hard at times, and I have worked many years. 
Through it all I have had a wonderful companion, we have had joy and 
expect to have a great many more experiences yet. We have raised our 
children, the Lord lent to us as well as we knew how. We have a lovely 
home all paid for. This is what working in love and harmony can do. 
We have been through two earthquakes. The last one just last summer. 
Reuben's first thoughts were of me. He was working and he came to see 
if I was alright. When I was he went back to his work. 

The Lord says in Proverbs 5:18 "Let thy fountain be blessed, and 
rejoice with the wife of youth. " 

Reuben has done this. He has watched over me, protected and 
loved me. I love him very much for his thoughtfulness. 

Ruben and Elmira Olson 



Eleda Ester (12-1-1) married Rex (b. 26 Oct. 1918, at Hot Springs, 
Bear Lake Co. , Idaho, son of Joseph Alma Hale and Rosella Marie 
Clark) 13 May 1944 in Santa Ana, Orange Co. , California. T. 13 May, 
1946. Rex bp. 2 Sept. 1928. 

They had the following children: 

(12-1-1-1) Lynnette Hale b. 6 Dec. 1946 - Idaho Falls, Bonneville, 


bp. 31 Dec. 1955 


(12-1-1-2) Boyd Rex Hale b. 20 Nov. 1950 - Blackfoot, Bingham 

Co. , Idaho. 

bp. 6 Dec. 1958 



My name is Eleda Olsen Hale. When I was born I had long black 
hair and yellow jaundice. I lived in Utida, Utah and Cornish, Utah when 
I was a child. The first two years of my schooling I had in Cornish, Utah, 
1931-32. Then we moved to Logan, Utah where I went to school and 
graduated 28 May, 1940. I wore a beautiful red suit at my graduation, 
I always loved it. I went to South Cache High School because we moved 
to South Logan. I graduated from there 30 May, 1943. I graduated 
from Seminary in 1942. 

I met a young man in Army uniform, through his sister. His name 
is Rex Alma Hale. Our friendship blossomed into love through corres- 
pondence. He was stationed at Fort Howze, Texas at the time. 

After I graduated I went to work at Wool worths in Logan, Utah for 
a year. 

Rex and I were married at Santa Ana Air Force Base by Captain 
Gillespie. We had a military wedding. Rex was in advanced cadet 

Our wedding dinner was set next to a table where some movie stars 
were eating, they were entertaining the soldiers that evening. When I 
arose to cut my wedding cake they all applauded. They all had a piece 
of my cake and signed my "Brides Book. " 

After we were married we spent two weeks in California then we 
were transferred to Thunderbird in Phoenix, Arizona. I lived there in 
an apartment. Rex came home over the week ends. We lived here for 
six months when we were transferred to Maranda Air Base in Tucson, 
Arizona. I went with him and worked at Woolworths. I lived in an apart- 
ment with a Mormon girl, Barbara Friedel, her husband was in the 
service also. 


We spent one year at Tucson then we were transferred to Pecos, 
Texas. Here Rex received his wings as a two engine pilot, 12 May, 
1945, he was commissioned a F/O. After a short time he received orders 
to go to Lourinberg, North Carolina, to the Maxton Air Force Base. 
Here he became a glider pilot. Rex was relieved of active duty 17 Oct. , 
1945 at Fort Douglas, Utah. 

We bought a 1937 Ford and toured Washington, D. C. We visited 
Mt. Vernon and all places of interest in that vicinity. On our way home to 
Idaho we visited Yellowstone Park. We built a new home in Blackfoot, 

13 May, 1946, Rex and I were married in the Logan Temple. My 
mother and father were sealed the same time. My brother and sister 
and I were sealed to my parents at this time. (My brother Walter had 
passed away, so Rex stood as proxy for him. ) Now we were a family 
for time and eternity. 

During the next four years a daughter and then a son came to bless 
our home. We are very happy with them. 

Some of my church duties were: Visiting teacher, Relief Society, 
Primary teacher, First and Second Counselor in Primary at different 
times, also President of the Primary. 

On the 5th of January, I960 I was installed as Noble Grand of the 
Rebecca Lodge. This lodge gives a great deal of help to the sick, poor, 
and needy as does our own church. 

A few weeks after I had accepted this position, our Bishop came and 
asked me to be president of the Primary. He said with the good help 
I would received from my counselors I could fill both positions very 
well. I gladly received the church position with gratefulness in my 
heart for the privilege. I have tried to fill both positions satisfactorily. 

Rex's father, Joseph Alma Hale passed away 29 Oct. , 1962 with a 
heart attack. It was a great shock and sorrow to us, we miss him very 
much because he was a good friend to us. We are fortunate that we live 
close by his mother. 

Rex works as a mechanic at the American Potato Company at the 
present time. 

We have remodeled our home, we have changed it from a two room 
and bath to a seven room home. It will be very comfortable for us. 

When our ward was divided I still kept my position as Primary 
President, Lynette is a Primary Teacher, Boyd was ordained a Deacon 
2nd December, 1962. 

Rex was baptized 2 September, 1928 by Charles Van Orden, con- 
firmed 2 Sept. , 1928 by Alma Holm, ordained a Deacon 18 April, 1931 
by Eli C. Searle, Teacher 26 August, 1934 by Floyd G. Kelly, Priest, 
Elder 19 December, 1937 by Cyril H. Thompson at Basalt, Idaho. 


He graduated from Seminary 9 May, 1937 from Shelley, Idaho High 
School. Graduated from high school 19 May, 1937, Shelley, Idaho. 

He was the second person drafted in World War II in Bingham Co. , 
3 June, 1941. Transferred to Air Force 26 August, 1943 at Shepard 
Field, Texas, went to school at Pullman Wash. , Santa Ana, California, 
Thunderbird and Marana, Arizona, Pecos, Texas, where he was com- 
missioned as A/O (Air Flight Officer) 1Z May 1945. Served at Laurinberg, 
N. C. flying and instructing glider pilots until the armistice. Serial 
# T-11064, separation from the Air Force 17 Oct. , 1945 at Fort Douglas, 
Utah. Discharge button issued 1Z May, 1945 at Pecos, Texas. He 
was commissioned the same day. Registered 25 October, 1945 in the 
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho court house. Book #Z of Disch. pages 39 
and 165. 



Maxine (1-12-1-2) married Donald (b. 7 July 1923 at Logan, Cache 
Co. , Utah, son of Heber George James and Jennie Bradley. He was 
bp. 8 Dec. 1931) 30 Mar., 1946 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(12-1-3-1) Alan Don James b. 24 Dec. 1946-Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 1 Jan. 1955 
(12-1-3-2) Carole James b. 2 Aug. 1949 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 3 Aug. 1957 
(12-1-3-3) Bruce Olson James b. 19 Apr. 1952 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

bp. 30 Apr. I960 
(12-1-3-4) Baby James (S. B. ) b. 15 Mar., 1955-Logan, Cache Co. , 

d. 15 Mar. , 1955-Logan, Cache Co. , 
(12-1-3-5) Paul Craig James b. 15 Mar. 1956 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

(12-1-3-6) LaDawn James b. 7 July 1958 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

(12- 1-3-7) Scott Richard James b. 11 Feb. 1963- Logan, Cache Co. , 


I attended the Woodruff Elementary School during the first few years 
of my life, I was in the first grade when we moved to South Logan. I 
graduated from the Providence Public school. I was lieutenant of the 
school Safety Patrol and played catch on the Softball team. 

I attended South Cache High School for two years, then we moved to 
Logan. I went to the Logan High School and also worked as a dispatcher 
for the 4-4 Taxi Company. My father, Reuben Olsen, drove cab for 
the same company. 

One night a man came into the office, said he was an F. B. I. agent, 


he was looking for counterfeit money. He wanted to examine our cash 
box. I told him I did not have the key. He proceeded to tell me about 
his guns and all the people he had killed. At that time my father was 
working on the police force so I told him about the man. He said if I 
saw him again to let the police know about it because they had been looking 
for him. He did come back again the next night, the police arrested 
him. I was called into court to testify against him. He was sent to 

I went to work for the Logan Knitting Mills for three months. I put 
the embroidery on the knitted dresses. After that I went to work as an 
apprentice beautician. I was still working part time at the cab company. 

It was while I was working at the 4-4 Cab company that I met my 
husband for the first time. He had just been discharged from the army 
after serving for thirty-six months. We met in January of 1946, he 
gave me a diamond ring on the 14 th February, 1946, and we were 
married 30 March, 1946 at my parents home at 527 North Znd East. 

We bought our first home in Logan at 335 East First South, in the 
Thirteenth ward. Our first child, a son, was born on Christmas Eve 
in a Logan hospital. He was the first boy in the Olsen family for many 
years. Three years later a little girl came to bless our home. She 
was the first girl in the James family for many years. We all tried to 
spoil them both but they came through beautifully. In another three years 
we had another wonderful boy. 

I have been a teacher in Primary, also First and Second Counselor 
and Secretary. 

Don, my husband has been Elders President, Stake Missionary, 
Second Counselor in the Bishopric and is now First Counselor in the 
Thirteenth Ward Bishopric. 

We went to the Logan Temple and were sealed 4 April, 1957 for time 
and eternity. We had our children sealed to us at that time. 

We moved into our own new home in December 1961. We live in the 
Thirteenth Ward of Logan, Utah. We are very happy here. 

We feel that we have been greatly blessed, we both have wonderful 
parents and now we have a family of six healthy children living. We 
hope we can raise them to serve the Lord at all times. This is 1963. 



Atwila (12-2) married Jay (b. 26 June 1893, at Custer, Oklahoma, 
son of Judson Adrain VanEvery and Mary Vardy. d. 14 Dec. 1961) 
10 Nov. 1928, at Logan Cache Co. , Utah. 

(12-2-1) Judson Jay VanEvery b. 20 Sept. 1933 - Rupert, Minedoka, 

bp. 12 July 1942 
m. 18 Dec. 1953 - Janet Linda 

(12-2-2) Vern Eggleston Van Every b. 9 Apr. 1936 - American Falls, 

Mine. , Idaho, 
bp. 4 May, 1945 

In the little town of Randolph, Rich County, Utah, on August the 17th 
1907. I made my appearance into this big wide wonderful world. 

We moved to Cornish, Cache, Utah in 1911, I was 4 years old. 

I don't remember muchof my early childhood until I went to school. 
My first day at school, the teacher asked for all of us to say the A. B. 
C. 's. I was the only one who could say them, so I went to the front of 
the room, said the A. B. C. 's then ran back to my seat. The children 
all laughed at me, but I thought I had done a big thing. 

There is another incident that stands out in my childhood. My 
sister Marjory was just three weeks old, my mother had to go to town, 
so she and I got in the little black topped buggy, with a team of horses 
hitched to it. Mother was driving and I was holding Marjory. We lived 
across the railroad tracks, so mother got out to open the gates and the 
horses, became frightened and ran away. I bounced around in the buggy, 
but never once did I let go of my little baby sister. Our neighbor Jack 
Pierce stopped the horses after they had run about a mile, my long curls 
had gotten caught in the top of the buggy. Marjory must have enjoyed it, 
as she was cuddled in my arms sound asleep. Mother was frantic and 
I was a frightened little seven year old girl. 

When I was eight years old I had chicken pox, at fifteen, the mumps 
and at twenty the measles. I was exposed to the whooping cough a number 
of times but never did get it. 

We lived in one room when we first came to Cornish, our family 
was getting larger so Daddy built another room but as the years rolled 
by, another room was built on, so now we had a three room house, 
on a sand hill down by the railroad tracks. 

Our little farm was only fifteen acres, with fruit trees, berries, 
and a beautiful truck garden. A few acres of beets, wheat, and hay. 
We also had a few cows, horses, pigs, chickens, and once in a while 


a duck or two. 

We all had to work on our little farm. We thinned, hoed and topped 
beets, shocked wheat and worked in the hay. I usually drove the derrick 
horse. Of course the apples and berries had to be picked and taken care 

When winter came we had our root celler full of vegetables, such 
as carrots, cabbage, parsnips and potatoes. We did a lot of canning, 
always about 1000 quarts of fruit and vegetables. Also canned a lot of 
chicken and beef. We had a lot of meat, such as beef, pork and once in 
awhile a veal, and with our cows we had plenty of milk, cream, and 
butter. Daddy also had several hives of bee's. So we had all the honey we 
could eat, some of it we sold. 

We children all had to help with the chore's. My special job was 
taking care of the chickens, feeding, watering, and gathering the eggs. 
Of course we all had to help milk the cows. 

The winters were cold with a lot of snow. I remember walking to 
school, over the fences, on the crust of the drifted snow. We lived one 
mile from school. I had all of my grade school in this two room school 
house in Cornish. 

We would hurry home from school, especially on days mother baked 
bread. She baked eight to ten loaves at a time. We always managed to 
eat about two loaves (as it had just come from the oven) with fresh 
churned butter, honey, jam, or jelly, that we had made from the berries 
in our orchard. 

Our school years were happy ones, playing baseball and basketball 
at noon and recess. 

I remember the dress my mother made me for my eighth grade 
graduation. It was white crape-de-chine. Made real plain with a full 
skirt, beaded in small opal beads. She also made me a hat to match 
the dress with my black patent leather slippers and my redish brown 
hair, I looked real nice. There were just seven graduates. Six girls 
and one boy. 

When I was twelve years old, my brother Jay was born, Daddy had 
to go to town, by horse and buggy, to call the Doctor as there were only 
no near telephones . 

So he woke Elmira and me. Elmira was sent to get the neighbor 
lady who lived one half mile through a plowed field, and I was to stay 
with mother. The baby came before, Daddy and Elmira came back with 
the doctor and neighbor lady. 

When the baby started to cry, mother told me to see that the baby 
was turned over so that it wouldn't smother, so I did, and in a few 
minutes the neighbor lady came, she then took charge, had the baby all 
dressed and mother taken care of by the time the doctor arrived. 


When I was fifteen years old my mother died giving birth to another 
baby boy, the baby died too. He was in her arms, when she was laid 
to rest in the Cornish Cemetery. 

Daddy was left with eight children. Your life is not the same when 
your mother is taken from you. But we did the best we could in taking 
care of our younger brothers and sisters, canning, cooking and serving. 
We still had to work in the field and do the chores. 

Daddy worked as a Mill-Right at the Amalgamated Sugar Factory 
in Cornish, he was home right after 5:00 p.m. so he would harness the 
horses and cultivate the beets and work in the hay and grain until dark. 
We never had supper until after 9:00 p. m. , so we were until after 
10:00 getting our dishes done in the summer and fall. 

Living in a small community you know everyone. We attended a 
church dance about every Friday night. 

Once a year the M. I. A. put on a three act play and I was nearly 
always in it. We really had a lot of fun rehearsing for it. 

During the winter months we had sleigh-riding parties. With hot 
bricks at our feet, and quilts tucked around us we would sing and the 
bells on the horses would ring out into the cold crisp air. We also had 
candy pulls and pop-corn ball parties at different homes about twice a 

As I think back into my teen age days, I'm glad that I grew up in 
the little town of Cornish, we had so much fun, and everybody was your 
friend. We didn't cover as many miles as the people do now, but we 
had a lot of fun. 

We children always attended Sunday School, and afterwards there 
was always a big dinner, at our house, with usually a few friends 
dropping in to have dinner with us. 

Easter Sunday was always a very exciting day. After attending 
Sunday School a bunch of our friends would gather at our house, with 
lunch boxes full of sandwich's pickles cookies or cake and baskets of 
colored eggs. We would all go across the fields to a place about a half 
a mile called "Depp's Pasture" which had a number of green rolling 
hills, we rolled our eggs down these hills, we had races to see whose 
eggs would roll the fastest and farthest. Then at the end of the day we 
would pick a handful of violets and trudge back through the fields, very 
tired children. Easter was always one day we looked forward too. 

When we were children at home, we didn't know that there were 
such things as vacations, very few people ever took them, but I do re- 
member going to Logan, Utah, a town twenty-five miles from Cornish 
to a fourth of July celebration. I don't remember whether we drove our 
car, or went on the street car. But I do remember Daddy gave me a 
dollar that was a lot of money in those days. I tied it in the corner of 
my handkerchif, carried it around all day, when I got home I handed it 
back to daddy, he asked me why I hadn't bought me something with it, 


and I told him as long as I had it in my hand I felt like I was the richest 
girl in the world. But I had the time of my life, just watching the people 
in the park and on the streets and seeing the big stores. 

When I was about twelve years old I started to baby sit, also go 
out and do house work for different families. These people didn't have 
washers, so I did their washing on a scrub board, also their ironing 
with flat irons, heated on the stove for this service I was given fifty 
cents a day. 

After mother passed away, Daddy used to take us girls to the dances 
in Lewiston, Clarkston, Newton, Weston, Trenton, and Cornish. These 
are all small towns just a few miles apart. Of course we had friends 
who went with us. Daddy always danced with us, he also had a good time. 

Once a week on Thursday night he put us all into the family car, 
a 1923 Ford and took us to the church house to the picture show, put on 
by a man from Newton. 

When I was seventeen years old daddy married one of our girl 
friends, Lillian Lorriene Baxter. I went with them to Brigham City 
Utah to be married in the court house. So my name was on their 
marriage license. Later they were married in the Logan Temple. 

After daddy married I was not at home much, but went to Preston, 
Idaho, where I worked at different jobs such as A and W Root Beer 
stands . 

I met a young girl by the name of Hazel Nelson. She was just my 
age 20 years old. She was a bookkeeper at the Boise Payitte Lumber 
Yard. She told me that her boss was a widower with two children seven 
and nine. She told me his name is Jay Van Every and we will come by 
on Friday night and take you to the dance in Heyburn which was about 
three miles from Paul. So I told her I would go with them. 

When Friday night came, I dressed in my very best pink chiffon 
dress with cream colored lace ruffles, fixed my reddish brown hair so 
it looked very nice. As I sat around at my friends home, (Belle 
McCullangh). I felt just like a princess waiting for her Knight in shining 
armor. Finally a knock came on the front door. I answered it, and 
there stood Hazel and a very nice looking man. He was 35 years old, 
5 feet 11 inches, dark hair, and blue eyes. We went to the dance and 
we had a wonderful time. Hazel dated Pete Duff, a friend of Jay's. 
So we always went places together. If you saw one you saw all four of 

I met Jay on May 7th, 1928 and on July 13th the four of us had been 
to a picture show in Burley, Idaho. After the show was over we took 
Pete and Hazel home. It was a beautiful moonlit night so Jay said, 
"Atwilla I have something I would like to show you, " so we drove out to 
the Minadoka dam. It was a beautiful sight as we walked on the cat 
walk across the dam, with my hand in his. The big full moon shining 
down on us and the song of the water falling over the spillway. Jay 
stopped, took me in his arms and there he told me that the very first 


time he saw me he fell in love with me and would I become his wife and 
mother to his two children. Catherine 9 and Gilbert 7. 

I didn't have any trouble making "Brides Biscuits, "as I had done so 
much cooking before I was married. My trouble was making enough 
biscuits to fill up my little ready made family. 

We lived in Paul for four and a half years then the Boise Payette 
Lumber Yard was closed and we were sent to Rupert, as second man 
with a cut in wages from $125. 00 to $75. 00 a month, but we were glad 
that they had kept us on their payroll. When we left Paul we had a real 
nice home with all polished hard wood floors and the new wall finish 
called Jazz Plaster, we hated to leave without our home, so we just 
bought a lot in Rupert and got some house movers and took our home 
with us. We only got part way the first day so we slept in it along the 

Our baby Judson Jay was eight months old when his older brother 
traded him to one of the neighbors for a watermelon. When he went to 
eat the melon he realized what he had done, he toted that melon back in 
a hurry and brought the baby home. 

We moved a number of times while the children were growing up. 

Katheryn, our oldest daughter came home from college for Christ- 
mas in 1937, she was majoring in nursing, while she was home she 
married Howard and that was the end of her college. They had three 
boys: Howard Owen, Gilbert Judson, Dennis Wayne. Gilbert died when 
two months old. Dennis graduated from high school and joined the Air 
Force and went to England. Howard works at the Ford Garage. Gilbert 
graduated from high school, had two years of college then went to the 
service as a machine gunner, went overseas, worke with the 507th 
parachute Infantry, he was wounded three times. September 27, 
he married Alys Haward of Burley, they had one son, James Jay, then 
they were divorced. 

In February 1946 I broke my right leg, I had a very bad time, then 
in 1949 I had my left leg broken. 

My sons both studied music and were very much interested in 

We took our boys on vacations to Bryce and Grand Canyons, Zions 
National Park, California, Mexico, Cataline Island, Las Vegas, Nevada, 
Oregon, Washington and Canada. 

Judson came home for Christmas in 1953, he and Janet were married 
before he went back to school. He did go back and graduated in June. 
They have three lovely children whose record follows. 

After Vern graduated he went to college for two years, then he 
joined the Air Force. He was sent to different places and spent two 
and a half years at Alaska. 


My father died in Long Beach, California from effects of a stroke. 
December 14, 1961, my husband Jay had a heart attack while he was 
in Rupert, Idaho. He died on the street. He was buried in Rupert, Idaho. 

I attended the World's Fair in Seattle with my son Vern in 1962. 
He is stationed in Maryland. 

I am fortunate to live close by Judson and his family. They are 
so good to me. I do get a great comfort from my children and grand- 
children and am grateful for the good life I have had. NOTE: Atwila 
was widowed at 54 years. 



Judson (12-2-1) married Janet (b. 20 Sept. 1933, in Rupert, Minidoka 
Co. , Idaho, daughter of Albert Glorfeild and Mamie Lorraine Goddard) 
18 Dec. 1953 at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Temple. Judson bp. 12 July, 1942 
Janet bp. 4 June, 1944. 

They had the following children: 

(12-2-1-1) LeAnn Kay Van Every b. 10 Aug. 1955 -Rupert, Minidoka, 




(12-2-1-2) Kerry Judson Van Every b. 6 June 1957 - Rupert, Minidoka, 




(12-2-1-3) Paul Jay Van Every b. 27 Jan. I960 - Rupert, Minidoka, 





Judson graduated from high school in 1951. He was manager of the 
football team as was his brother Vern in 1954. They were both very 
much interested in music for awhile but the sports took over and the 
music was neglected. 

In the fall of 1951 Judson entered Idaho State College in Pocatello, 
Idaho, at the age of seventeen. 

In 1953 after Judson had been in college three years he came home 
for the Christmas holidays. Before he went back to school he was 
married to Janet. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple. 

In the evening, we had a reception for them. They received many 
beautiful gifts. It was a lovely reception. They spent their honeymoon 
in Salt Lake City. 

Judson went back to college and graduated. He has had good work 
since he was married. He worked for Greenwatts Furniture Store in 
Burley, Idaho, Safeways Grocery Store in Rupert, Idaho and the Idaho 
First National Bank where he has been for the past six years. 

He was Ward Clerk in the Fourth Ward for two and a half years. 
When the wards were divided in 1962. He was made Second Counselor 
in the Bishopric. He is very faithful in his church work. 

Janet was President of the Primary in both wards that they have 
lived in, she does enjoy that work and they have both been blessed in 
their labors. They have three wonderful children for which we are all 



Laura (12-3) married George (b. 30 Oct. 1910 at Smithfield, Cache 
Co. , Utah, son of James Edwin Sheen and Eva Elvira Lemmon) 12 May 
1930, at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. George bp. 25 Feb. 1919. 

They had the following children: 

(12-3-1) Colleen Sheen b. 29 Mar. 1931 - Smithfield, Cache 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 1 July 1939 
m. 16 Oct. 1949 - Clifford Baker Greear 

bp. 10 Sept. 1924 
(12-3-2) Ethel Joyace Sheen b. 7 Oct. 1932 - Smithfield, Cache 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 18 Apr. 1942 
m. 26 Aug. 1951 - Robert James 

(12-3-3) Melvin George Sheen b. 3 Feb. 1934 - Smithfield, Cache 

Co. Utah 
bp. 18 Apr. 1942 
m. 27 Dec. 1958 - Julie Glennon 
(12-3-4) Laura Sheen b. 13 Nov. 1935 - Smithfield, Cache 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Nov. 1944 

m. John Allen Kliment 7 Dec. 1958 
(12-3-5) Beverley Sheen b. 22 Nov. 1947 - Elko, Elko Co. , 


Father and mother had a small farm in Cornish, Utah. The ground 
was sandy, hardly a rock on the place, therefore the vegetables they 
grew had plenty of room to grow which made them real big. They had many 
different kinds of fruits. It seemed we were always having to either 
pick some kind of fruit orbe gathering vegetables to put in the cellar to 
use during the winter. 

I can remember mother taking a quilt and us children and a lunch 
and spreading the quilt on the ground under the apple trees, she would 
put us children on it and then mother would thin beets. She would go 
down one row, back on another and then check on us to see if we were 
alright, then go back and do two more rows until time for dinner. 

Daddy also had honey bees and I remember a swarm of bees were 
flying away and mother didn't want to lose them so she took a tin pan 
and spoon and hit the pan with the spoon and all the bees started coming 
down on mother. My Grandmother Call and one of my aunts were in the 


yard. They ran and helped mother to the house and she never did that 

As small children we had fun making dishes in the sand, we would 
pour water on the sand and lift the wet place out and have dishes. We 
would see who could make the biggest ones. 

When I was very young I remember some men brought our daddy 
home with his outer clothes all ripped. He was scrateched a lot and 
bleeding, he had been helping the men thresh, although his outside 
clothing were torn, his temple garments did not have a hole in them. 
We thought that was a miracle. Daddy got better very soon. 

When I was about six years old we all had chicken pox, and when I 
was eight I broke my right collar bone and had to eat with my left hand, 
which was a little awkward. For my eighth birthday, mother gave me 
a surprise party. 

A few years later my folks put me on the train at Cornish, and let 
me go to Blackfoot, Idaho to stay with my Grandma Call for a couple of 
weeks. While I was there I met a girl named Robinette and I went over 
to Firth, Idaho and saw Aunt Teen Williams, Grandmother Call's sister. 

When I was about ten, Daddy asked mother what she would rather 
have, a new home or a new car, and she said a new car, then she could 
go see her sisters and mother. Just after they got their car we went 
to Grace, Idaho to visit Aunt Martha and Uncle Ike on their dry farm. We 
had a nice visit. I remember Uncle Ike would go outside and give one 
long whistle and his cows would come up to the barn. 

When I was eleven years old our mother passed away. The next 
two years were kind of hectic for us. Daddy did the best he could. He 
worked at the sugar factory all day and then came home and helped the 
older ones take care of the younger ones. Sometimes he would take us 
older girls to different places. To the dances. I remember one night 
he took us to Logan to a dance and on the way home Elmira couldn't 
get the door shut and daddy reached over to shut it and the car went into 
a ditch. We had to be pulled home because it bent the axel. 

Shortly after Daddy got married and everthing seemed to go a lot 
smoother. Daddy fixed up the house. Our step-mother was good to us. 
She must have had a lot of courage to take over a family of eight children. 
But she did a good job of it. 

Daddy took Lalla, our new mother and me to Wyoming to visit his 
two brothers Uncles Willie and Orsen Eggleston. 

As Daddy worked away from home all day, my brothers did the 
farming. My brother Fay was raking hay and he stopped the horses to 
unlock a gate and my brother Jay who was somewhat younger, was sitting 
on the hay rake seat, the train whistled just as Fay got the gate open and 
the horses ran away with Jay bouncing up and down on the seat. Fay 
started running after it and Jay fell off over the back of the seat onto 
the ground and was net hurt. We were all thankful that he did not fall 


where the rake teeth would drag him. Anyway, everthing turned out 
alright and we went on bunching hay. 


George and I were married May 1Z, 1930 at the Logan Court House. 
We lived on the farm with his mother and father, doing some of the farm 
work and some days he would work for other farmers, but he did not 
make much money. He would work all day for 75£. It sure is different 
compared to what people get paid now. 

We were expecting our third child and were very happy that this one 
was a baby boy. We named our son Melvin George. He was born on 
February 3, 1934. It seemed so good to have a son of our very own. 
The girls were happy to have a baby brother. 

We were still living on the farm not making very much but we 
managed. We canned fruit and stored potatoes and vegetables for winter. 
Life on the farm was much the same routine day after day. Though 
we did enjoy caring for our two lovely daughters and a small son. When 
Laura, our fourth child arrived, she was very tiny, only 3 pounds 12 
ounces. During the day we kept hot water bottles around her to keep 
her warm, and at night I cuddled her close in my arms. 

I sewed most of the childrens clothing. My mother-in-law was very 
helpful to teach me as I had little chance to learn such work at home. 
I had been kept busy just helping on the farm and caring for mothers 
large family. 

Our children started school as they became old enough to go. 
Then we moved away from the farm. George went on construction. We 
moved to Gooding, Idaho. 

While in Gooding our son got on an electric fence with his feet in 
the water. I ran down to help him and Vern Cargill saw us and said he 
would get him off, so he brought a big log and had Melvin stand on it 
and had Melvin stand on it and that released his hands from the electric 
wire. We are indeed grateful that he was close by or I would have got on 
the fence too, by trying to save my boy. 

Again we moved, this time to Mountain Home, Idaho, where George 
worked with a construction company building roads. While at this job 
we all lived in a trailer house. Imagine six of us in a trailer house. It 
was crowded but we became acquainted with a lot of people and it made 
life more pleasant and we made the best of the small quarters. 

We returned to Utah, living in different small towns. Tooele, 
Wendover, Winnimucca and Elko, Nevada, finally in Wells, Nevada. 
When the construction job was completed, George took over a service 
station and garage. Here we decided to stay so we bought a home. 
Just as we were planning our fifth child, whom we named Beverly. We 
have always enjoyed our children. They are very good to us and we 
feel we have been greatly blessed and favored with them. Now four of 
them are married and have children of their own. Beverly our youngest 
is still attending school. George works at the four way garage and we 
live at 633-1/2 Ruby Ave. , Wells, Nevada. 



Colleen (12-3-1) married Clifford (b. 20 Nov. 1916 at Broken Bow, 
Nebraska, son of Lee Greear and Bessie L. Sickler) 16 Oct. 1949 at Elko 
Elko Co. , Nevada, Cliff bp. 10 Sept. 1924. 

They had the following children: 

(12-3-1-1) Jayna Maria Greear b. 19 June 1962 - Elko, Elko Co. , 


I, Colleen Sheen married Clifford B. Greear on October 16, 1949 in 
Elko, Nevada at Bishop Bell's home. 

We then came out to the Lewis Goodwin Ranch in Clover Valley, where 
Cliff has worked since 1937, to make our home. 

Prior to our marriage Cliff served in the U. S. Army for four years 
during World War II. He served in Europe and also in Alaska. He was 
honorably discharged September 18, 1945. 

In October 1951, Cliff's daughter, Mary, by a previous marriage, came 
to live with us until her marriage in 1953. Today we have five lovely 
grandchildren, three boys and two girls. 

In the summer of 1954 we took Cliff's nephew Ross D. Pettit Jr. to raise. 
We put him through school from the first grade through the seventh, then 
at that time his mother remarried and he went to California to live with 
her, but he comes back every summer to the ranch, which he loves. 

Through the years we have had trouble having children of our own. 
We've lost several. Then after fourteen years of marriage, on June 19, 
1962, God saw fit to bless us with our own child, a girl, Jayna Maria, 
born at Elko Nevada in the Elko General Hospital. She was a premature 
baby weighing three pounds, eight and three fourth ounces. We left her 
at the hospital in an incubator until July 18, 1962, until she weighed five 
pounds. It was a great day when we took her home, even then she needed 
a lot more care than a more mature baby, but we made out fine. Besides 
caring for the baby I was cooking for a hay crew of eleven men. 

We are really proud of Jayna. We love to watch her grow and learn, 
as she does so many cute things. Jayna was blessed in the Wells Ward, 
Humboldt Stake, on July 7, 1963, by Ferris T. Brough. 

We still live at the ranch in Clover Valley just eighteen miles from Wells, 



Ethel Joyce (12-3-2) married Robert (b. 27 May 1928 at Elko Elko 
Co. , Nevada, son of Gerald James Smiley and Selma Lane) 26 Aug. 1951 
at Starr Valley, Nevada. 

They had the following children: 

(12-3-2-1) William Judson Smiley b. 28 Sept. 1952 -Elko, Elko Co. , 

(12-3-2-2-) Robert James Jr. Smileyb. 23 Dec. 1954 - Elko, Elko Co. , 


I, Ethel Joyce Sheen was born the daughter of George and Laura 
Eggleston Sheen on October 7, 1932 at Smithfield, Utah. 

I married Robert James Smiley, a native of Nevada, at Starr Valley, 
Nevada on August 26, 1951. We were married by President of the Humboldt 
Stake, Harvey A. Dahl. 

We lived on Bob's parents ranch for three years during which time our 
oldest son was born, William Judson Smiley arrived on September 28, 
1952 at Elko. We then moved to Wells where Bob was employed at a local 
farm machinery store. He later changed jobs and worked as assistant 
city Engineer for the city of Wells. Our youngest son Robert James 
Smiley Jr. , was born during this time, on December 23, 1954, also at Elko. 

After two years with the city Bob went to work for the State Highway 
Department where he is still employed. I am working as Senior Clerk for 
First National Bank of Nevada in Wells at present time. 



Melvin (12-3-3) married Julie Margaret Glennon (b. 4 Jan. 1938 at 
Elko, Elko Co. , Nevada, daughter of Patrick Joseph Glennon and Margaret 
Mary King) 27 Dec. 1958 at Smithfield, Cache Co. , Utah. Melvin bp. 18 
April, 1942. 

They had the following children: 

(12-3-3-1) Daniel Orson Sheen b. 20 Nov. 1959 - Elko, Elko Co. , 


Melvin George Sheen and Julia Margaret Glennon were married Dec. 
27, 1958 in Elko, Nevada at her mother's home. On their honeymoon they 
went to Reno, Nevada and spent approximately one week. 

In February of 1959, Mel went to work for Peraldo Distributing Com- 
pany. Then on November 20, 1959, their first child was born, a son, whom 
they named Daniel Orson. 

Mel continued working for Peraldo for 3-1/2 years, until June of 
1962. At this time he was employed by California Pacific Utilities the 
telephone company, as a cable splicer's helper. 

On December 19, 1962, they were blessed with a second child, this 
time a daughter. She was named Kellie Kae. 

In May of 1963 they, joined by Mel's mother, Mrs. George Sheen, 
went on a vacation. They went to Berkeley, California and visited his 
sister, Mrs. Johnny Kliment and toured some of San Francisco. They also 
visited friends and relatives in different parts of Nevada. 

Melvin enlisted in the Army, October, 1954 received his boot camp 
training at Fort Ord, California. After boot camp he came home on furlough. 

He was then shipped overseas to Austria, July 2, 1955. He spent 
fifteen days in Munich, Germany. 

Melvin went to Spain and saw the bull fights, over to England and Rome. 
In October, 1955, he was moved out of Austria and sent to France. While 
in France he went to the top of the Eiffel Tower. He took some good pic- 
tures in all the places he visited. 

In September, 1956 he got his Honorable Discharge at Camp Chaffee, 
flew to Salt Lake City and came home after being gone eighteen months. 
It was nice to have him home again. 

(12-3-3-2) Kellie Kay b. 19 December, 1962 




Laura (12-3-4) married John Allen (b. 16 Feb. 1934 at Chicago, 
Cook Co. , Illinois, son of John E. Kliment and Dorothy Hadley) 7 Dec, 
1958 at Wells, Elko Co. , Nevada. 

They had the following children: 

(12-3-4-1) Debra Lee Kliment b. 5 Sept. 1962, Elko, Nevada 


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By Beverly 

(12-3-5) I was born at the Elko General Hospital at 6:45 a.m. on November 22, 
1947. At the age of 4-1/2 I started Kindergarten at the Wells Grade 

In January of 1953 I had my hand shut in a truck door. It took them at 
least a half an hour to pry open the door. My whole hand was black and 
blue, with three cracked bones. My hand and arm were placed in a cast 
for nearly three months. 

In September of 1954 I entered the second grade. The following month 
I joined a group of girls called brownies. I really enjoyed it. In the year 

1956 on September 16, I was promoted to a girl scout. Then on July 14, 

1957 I went to girl scout camp. The camp was located south of Elko, 
Nevada. In the year of 1958 the girl scout leader resigned and we didn;t 
have girl scout's anymore. During this time I earned many girl scout 
medals, and honors. I was treasurer, secretary, and vice president. 

I am very active in church. I've gone to my regular meetings. I've 
missed a few times, because of sickness or bad weather. I've earned 
several emblems and marks. I have enjoyed going to Primary and Mutual, 
which are held in the evenings. 

This year I will be a Junior at Wells High School. I have had many good 
marks and have studied hard. I have been to many dances and school 
activities. My favorite sports are swimming, water skiing, horse back 
riding. I enjoy these sports very much with my family and friends. 

I have two goldfish I call Romeo and Juliet. I also have an eight week 
old Pekinese and Pomeranian dog named Cricket. 

Now you will find me at 633-1/2 Ruby Avenue, Box 611, Wells, Nevada. 

I am 15-1/2, single, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Height 
5'5", weight 125 lbs. I enjoy singing with the glee club and without. I 
plan on having a career as a homemaker. 

I devote my spare time to cooking. I try and find new recipes I 
haven't tried. I love sewing, and doing things for others. 




Beulah (12-4) married Ervin (3 May 1911, in Collinston, Cache Co. , 
Utah, son of David Gittins and Martha Ellen Richards) 12 May 1930 at 
Logan Cache Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(12-4-1) Lloyd E. Gittins b. 11 Oct. 1930 - Cornish, Cache Co., 


bp. 31 April 1938 

m. 1st Mirian Shirley T. 2nd Florence 
Roberta Meacham (Cobbley) 

(12-4-2) Budd Jay Gittins b. 24 Nov. '932 - Smithfield, Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 8 June 1942 

m. 17 Sept. 1957 - Annie Lou King 

d. 20 May 1965 - Montpelier, Bear Lake Co. , 
(12-4-3) Marvin David Gittins b. 16 Aug. 1934 - Smithfield, Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 23 Jan. 1943 

m. Beverly Lee McClune - 5 June 1956 

(12-4-4) Beulah La Wanna Gittins b. 5 Feb. 1936 - Smithfield Cache Co. , Utah. 

bp. 5 Feb. 1944 

m. 27 Mar. 1957 - Robert Lee Johnston 

(12-4-5) Ray Eugene Gittins b. 10 Dec. 1937 - Smithfield, Cache Co. , Utah 

bp. 5 Jan. 1946 

m. 26 March 1959 - Lena Joan Page T. 

(12-4-6) Sheryl LaRee Gittins b. 21 July 1940 - Logan, Cache Co., Utah 

bp. 26 Mary. 1949 

m. 26 Aug. 1958 Logan - David Ellis Johnson 

(12-4-7) Son Gittins (S. B. ) b. 20 Aug. 1942 - Logan Cache Co. , Utah. 

d. 20 Aug. 1942 - Logan Cache Co. , Utah. 

Beulah (12-4) married (2) Reuben Halstead Walton (b. 3 Apr. 1896 at 
Smoot Lincoln Co. , Wyoming, son of Thomas Walton and Electra Louisa 
Lowder, d. 12 Feb. , 1956 at Menden, Cache Co. , Utah) 20 Sept. 1945 at Brigham 
City, Box Elder Co. , Utah. He was bp. 8 July 1904. T. 1 June 1918. 

Budd Jay Gittins (12-4-2) married (2) Georgia Lois Lee. m. 21 July 1964. 

Marvin David Gittins (12-4-3) married (2) Jean. 


They had the following children: 

(12-4-8) Baby Walton (S. B. ) b. 18 Aug. 1948 - Logan, Cache Co. , 

d. 18 Aug. 1948 - Logan, Cache Co. , 
(12-4-9) Randy Lynn Walton b. 23 April 1952 - Logan, Cache Co., 

bp. 30 April 1952 

When I was three years old my father moved our family from 
Montpelier, Idaho to Cornish, Cache Co. , Utah. That is the only time 
I have ever been on a train. 

We lived on an 18 acre farm. My father, Walter Eggleston helped 
to build the sugar factory in Cornish. 

When I was a small child I was going out to the mail box to get the 
mail when a water snake bit my foot. I was very frightened. 

By the time I was six years old I had a large assignment of duties 
and chores because we lived on a farm and there were a number of sisters 
and brothers to be cared for, so we all had many things to do for each 

In 1917 I started to school. We had to walk a mile in the morning 
and my father picked us all up at noon and took us home for lunch. 
Mother always had a good dinner ready for us. After lunch was over with 
I would always get sick and could not go back to school. An examination 
showed that I had ulcerated teeth which were draining poison into my 
stomach this caused my sickness. 

On the 25th of October, 1917, my father and mother were married 
in the temple for time and eternity, five sisters, one brother and myself 
were sealed to them at this time. 

When I was eleven years old my mother passed away at the birth 
of her 10th child. They were both buried together. 

A few years after the death of my mother my father married a 
young lady by the name of Lorraine Baxter. She proved to be a wonder- 
ful step-mother to us and a good wife for our father. 

Some of my school teachers were Edith Roskelly, May Kent, Ann 
H. Hawkins, Elda Jensen, Irma Christiansen, Mrs. Helvie Hansen, Van 
Orden. Mr. Vassie R. Carver and James Wm. Seamons Jr. 

I enjoyed my school more as I got into the higher grades. 

My sisters and I were allowed two new dresses each year, also 
two pairs of shoes. One year I stood too close to the stove at school, 1 
scorched my new plaid dress. I had to wear it the rest of the season. 


When it was time for me to graduate from eighth grade I had a 
beautiful new Georgette Crepe dress with gray background and large red 
flowers and lace. I had a marcel in my hair. I was third highest in the 
class so I gave the "address of welcome. " That was the last of my 
schooling. From then on I worked on the farm and in the home helping 
with the many duties that comes with a large family of brothers and 
sisters . 

The summers in Idaho and Utah were extremely hot and the winters 
were terribly cold with much snow. 

When I was nine years old I broke my arm while I was playing with 
my girl friend. Because I was partly incompasitated I had a chance to 
go on my first vacation. Father and mother took me to see Aunt Martha 
and Uncle Ike at Soda Springs. I got acquairt ed with some of my cousins. 

I started to go to M. I. A. when I was twelve years old. I had a 
wonderful time with the gang on Tuesday nights. On Sunday we went to 
Sunday School and Sacrament meetings and sometimes we could go to the 
Saturday night dance. This we lived for. 

I wanted so much to go to high school. I wanted to be able to do 
more than just farm and wash dishes but that winter there was another 
baby to arrive and mother needed my help in this large family. 

For the next few years I worked on the farm thinning beets, helping 
with the hay and weeding the vegetable garden and milking cows. 

We all helped put up fruits and vegetables. We salted the string 
beans and would snip off the ends then mother would put a layer of beans 
and a layer of rock salt filling up a large stone crock jar. On this she 
would place a round board wrapped in a clean cloth that would fit the 
crock, then place a heavy rock on the board. This weight would keep the 
beans covered with the "brine. " When we cooked them, we first place'd 
them in cold water, bring them to a boil, pour it off and repeat until 
they were salted just right. Served with butter they were delicious. 
We cured cucumbers the same way only adding a little alum to keep the 
pickles crisp. We served them with vinegar. 

Dad always raised pigs. He would make a salt brine and put the 
mat in a one hundred gallon wooden barrel, weighting it down so that the 
meat was completely covered. The bacon was salted down. This was 
done by rubbing salt all over the slabs of bacon, then hanging them by a 
string on the rafters of the cement cellar which dad had built a short 
distance from the house. 

Every summer mother made sure that we had from 850 to 1000 
quarts of fruit and vegetables in the cellar for winter besides about half 
a ton of potatoes, a large box of carrots packed in sand, and a lot of dry 

I remember wearing long ribbed cotton and wool stockings, and 
high shoes that would lace to just below the knees. I also had a red cap 
that I wore in the winter time, it would cover all my face but my eyes. 


In the winter the snow was so deep it covered the railroad fences, 
and when it got real cold a hard crust would form on the top of the snow, and 
we could walk right over the top of the fences and through the fields to 
school. The railroad ran very close to oar house. 

When I was eight years old, my mother took me to the Logan Temple 
to be baptized. I felt honored and privileged. I was the only one in our 
family to be baptized in the Temple. 

After mother passed away the work was very hard for my older 
sister. There were so many of us, and we children had to rush home and 
get busy helping with the housework, and outside chores before we could 
settle down to get our school lessons. Saturdays we had to help on the 
farm. There is a lot of work on an eighteen acre farm when it is done 
mos tly by hand. 

We had thirty stands of bee's so it made a let of work when dad 
robbed the hives of the honey. We children would extract the honey from 
the cone. One day we had just finished extracting thirty, five gallon cans, 
beside some ten, five and two and a half cans of honey, and I would go 
to the hydrant and wash the pans. They were too sticky to take to the 
house until a first rinsing at the hydrant. Just as I started, two bees 
stung my nose. The most of my head was covered just in case we met 
an angry bee. My face swelled until I could not see, and was very pain- 
ful. Using hot boric acid pads gave me relief from pain ; but it was a- 
bout a month before my face was normal. While it was still swollen some, 
I attended a barn dance in Smithfield. My friends kidded me and asked 
what the other person looked like, suggesting that I had been in a fight. 

Cars in those days were rare and horses were afraid of them. One 
day I was to return a borrowed hay rack, when I reached the top of the 
railroad tracks I saw a Model T Ford parked at the end of our private 
lane. I turned as far around the car as I could without knocking the 
fence down and frightened the horses. I got by fine until I turned into the 
road, when the back end of the rack caught on the back bow of the car. 
I was on the main highway before I could get the horses stopped. I looked 
back to see what happened, the back corner of the top of the car was down 
on the seat, and a man was standing beside the car surveying the damage. 
I couldn't hear what he was saying, and I was too scared to go back, so 
I went up and delivered the rack. When I came back the car was gone. 

August 1929 my father leased the Chocolate Shoppe in Smithfield, 
Utah and moved his family to that town. It was here that I met Ervin 
Gettins. I later married him. 

Lalla, our step-mother did not like working at the Chocolate Shoppe 
so we moved back to the farm in Cornish after living in Smithfield for 
three years. We girls felt like we had been sent back to the salt mines. 
We were very unhappy to go back because we had met many friends in 

Ervin came to see me one day and brought his friend George Sheen. 
My sister Laura and the boys and I double dated. We had a glorious time. 
When we arrived home we talked to the boys for a short time, one of us 


dared the others to get married. The boys said they would come for us the 
next Sunday and we would go to Idaho and get married. Which we did. 
The next Sunday, without telling our folks we went to Smithfield, we went 
to the homes of Ervin and George's folks, we took their parents with us 
and were married. My folks were very sad to learn what we had done. 
It was also quite a shock to them to lose two girls in one day. 

It turned out that Ervin was a drunkard so things went very hard 
for us for the next few years. 

I had a rugged time raising my family. It was depression times and 
jobs were hard to find. Ervin was so irresponsible so we had a continual 
struggle with poverty. I had hoped to help him to overcome his drinking 
weakness, but instead he became worse. No available job made an ex- 
cuse for him. Good neighbors often shared their gardens and milk with 
our family. The day the third son was born, Ervin had gone to Logan with 
a friend, and when he returned two hours later, the baby had arrived. 
I had many and varied experiences. One day while I was caring for the 
baby, three year old Budd climbed up to a high cupboard, and got the 
bottle of lysol and drank some of it. It was a hard struggle to save his 
life. Later he contracted dyptheria. My fourth baby was the long waited 
for daughter Beulah Luwanna. She arrived in January when the snow was 
4 feet deep. During these trying years we moved into several different 
houses. One house we lived in was a duplex. One day the other tenant 
was baking. I had just fed the baby and laid her in her crib when one of 
the neighbor girls came to the door and said, 'get your children out of the 
house quick, the roof is one fire. " We quickly carried the crib with the 
baby outside, not even waking her. I had the boys run outside and far away 
from the house. The fireman put the fire out without too much damage. 
It was a faulty chimney. It gave me a funny feeling to be in a house that 
was on fire. 

With our next house, there was a nice place for a garden, so that 
year I raised a garden and had nice vegetables for my family. 

The W. P. A. was available and we got sixteen dollars and twelve 
of it went for rent. I raised good potatoes and all I had for seedwere 
potato peelings. One day little Budd fell down a flight of fifteen cement 
steps. I head him scream. How I got down those steps I will never know. 
When I picked him up he was all limp. He had a bump behind his ear, 
but was all right. When I was four months pregnant with baby number six, 
Ervin sold my washer for liquor, so then I had to do my washing on the 
washboard. One day I did not wait for the water to heat in the tub on the 
stove, I pulled the small nursery chair near the stove, stepped up on it 
and started to wash the clothes. As I stepped down my heel slipped through 
a hole in the chair, and I went over backward. I couldn't move I was badly 
injured. The Dr. said I had broken the lower part of my back. Now I 
was laid up in bed. Four days later Budd came home with measles. We 
all had them. I got pneumonia, and was in bed for nineteen days. July 
21st, my second daughter was born, a beautiful brown eyed blonde. 

After ten years of misery and povery I was discouraged with Ervin 
and was determined to divorce him. The depression was easing and Ervin 
had a job in Ogden making $52. 00 a week. 1 was pregnant again and one 


night he came home with 19 cents. He had squandered his weeks wage. 
Again the next week it was the same; he did not get home until morning. 
Not one bit of food in the house and a family of hungry children. I called 
the sherrif and asked that he be taken in for non-support. He was locked 
up for three weeks. 

During these difficult years my family was very good and thoughtful. 
Elmira at times cared for me for weeks and my girls also helped me during 
seiges of illness and trials. 

I met Reuben Walton, he was a kind and good man. We went to- 
gether for two years. On 20 Sept. 1945 we were married. At last the 
children had a father who was good to them and who loved them. 

We moved a number of times in a short while and I had another 
new baby, Randie. We finally settled in Mendon, Utah and like it. 

I had a chance to go to work at the school to cook the noon lunches 
this helped out with the income but made life very hard for me because 
my family was large and each one doing so many varied duties. I felt 
like the hub of a wheel trying to help each one and keep up with things. 

My little Randie suffered with croup and pneumonia while he was 
young. My oldest son Lloyd was married and divorced. He then was 
married again. My second son Marvin had the same experience. At 
this time they have very good wives and families. They are doing well. 

Lloyd joined the National Guard and went to Korea. Bud and Marvin 
were in the Air Force. LaWanna went to Pocatello to live with my father's 
family. While she was there they moved to Long Beach, California. 
She stayed with them there for some time. She came home in 1955 to 
spend Christmas with us. It was good to have her home. 

In September 1955 Reuben became very ill. Lloyd took him to the 
hospital. He was operated on for a double hernia. About that same time 
I was driving home from Logan and my car was wrecked. It seemed like 
problems were following us wherever we went. I was hurt but recovered 
soon, and was able to be back at the school at my work. 

On the 12 February, 1956 my wonderful and loving husband passed 
away very suddenly with a heart attack. His brother had passed away 
with a heart attack just two weeks before. This was a great shock and a 
great grief for us. We did feel so grateful that we had him while we did. 
He had brought so much sunshine into our lives. 

I went to the Logan Temple 20 Sept. , 1957 and was sealed to Reuben 
for time and eternity. At this time I had our three youngest children sealed 
to us. I am so thankful for this blessing. 

At this time, 1963, we are getting along fine and we are thankful 
to our Father-in-Heaven for His goodness unto us. 



Lloyd (12-4-1) married Miriam Shirley (b. 25 Sept. 1934 at Provo, 
Utah Co. , Utah daughter of Arthur Coulsen and Wenonah Miller) 28 May 
1954, Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. Div. 

They had no issue 


Lloyd (12-4-1) married Florence (b. 22 Aug. 1939 Provo, Utah 
Co. , Utah, daughter of Elton Mecham and Florence Merrillene Johnson) 
9 May, 1959. (2nd marriage for both) 

They had the following children: 
(12-4-1-1) Gary Bert (Cobbley) 

(12-4-1-2) Lloyd Robert Gittens 

(12-4-1-3) Merrillene Gittens 

(12-4-1-4) Dianne Gittens 

(12-4-1-5) Deann Gittens 

b. 12 Apr. 1957 - Spanish Fork, 

Co. , Utah, 
b. 19 July 1959 - Payson, Utah Co. , 

b. Aug. I960 - Payson, Utah Co. , 

d. , 
b. 28 Aug. 1961 - Payson, Utah Co. , 

b. 28 Aug. 1961 - Payson, Utah Co. , 


I was born in Cornish, Cache Utah, 11 October 1930 to Ervin and 
Beulah Eggleston Gittins . 

When I was 2 months old I had a hernia appear on my right side. 
Mother had to make a belt for me. I got along okay with it until after my 
brother Budd was born, when he was 3 days old it came down, causing 
me great pain. Mother had to send for the doctor to put it back in place. 

When I was nine years old the Welfare sent me down to Salt Lake 
City, they were going to cure me of my hernia. I was in the L. D. S. 
hospital for a month, then they took me over to the Children's Hospital. 


1 was there for 7 months, they gave me big red pills, then when they 
thought I was well enough to come home they took me to the doctors 
office for an examination to see if I needed my tonsils out. Three days 
later I came down with scarlet fever, so they took me over to the County 
Hospital. I was there for a month. In November mother came and took 
me home. The pills I took did not do me any good as it came down in 
February and caused me a lot of trouble again. 

I was baptized 31 August, 1938 by Lenard Olsen and confirmed a 
member of the Latter-day Saints Church 1 September, 1938 by Dr. 
G. L. Reese. 

Daddy was drinking quite heavily and mother had been putting up 
with it for 12 years. She finally decided she had taken enough, as when 
he came home after he had been out with the fellows he would have us 
boys take his shoes off. He always wore the ones with leather laces, 
and would tie them in a double knot. It would take a little time to untie 
them. If we did net get them untied fast enough, he would kick us across 
the room, and call on the next boy. 

Mother put up with this as long as she could, then she divorced him. 

After two years she met Reuben H. Walton. He was very good to 
her and us children. So after going together for two years they were 

We enjoyed going fishing together. We used to see who could catch 
the most fish. 

Then in the fall we would all go deer hunting together. Daddy used 
to go so fast up the hills I could not keep up with him, then he would wait 
for me. 

I was ordained a deacon in 1942 by Willis A. Dial. I later had Mr. 
Dial for a teacher in Logan Junior High. 

23 October, 1947 I joined the Utah National Guard. I had to attend 

2 hours drill every week. Then in June we went to Camp Williams for 2 
weeks. They did not have a cook with them, so when they found out I 
could cook (as mother had taught me how to cook since I was 8 years old) 
they put me on as cook. April 6, 1948 I was promoted to P. F. C. May 
1949 promoted to a Cpl. 

I graduated from school in May, 1950. 

We went to Camp Williams in June. When we got home they had 
made arrangements for us to go to Fort Lewis in Seattle, Washington. 
So 29 August, 1950 we left for Seattle. I went to cooks school. The 15th 
of January, 1951 we left Seattle for Korea for overseas duty. On the 1st 
of February, 1951 I was promoted to Sgt. I was over there for nine months, 
Commissioned 2nd Lt. 17 May, 1954. 

I was ordained an Elder 27 January, 1952 by V. Allen Olsen. 


When I arrived home from overseas I had to find a job, so one day 
I took some dry cleaning into Superior Cleaners for mother, and Cliff 
Rogers, the owner, asked me if I wanted a job. I told him I was under 
a doctors care at the time, but would let him know in a few days. So 
three days later I went to work at the cleaners pressing clothes. I worked 
for Cliff for awhile, then went to Brigham City and worked for Reeves 

I met Miriam Shirley and we were married 28 May, 1954 in the 
Logan Temple. We were married 4-1/2 years. She would not bear me 
any children as she did not like children, so I divorced her. 

When I went to camp in June, 1958 I met Roberta (Robby) Mecham. . 
We corresponded. Then after my divorce from Miriam, Robby and I went 
to Las Vegas and were married 9 May, 1959. By then I was working in 
Provo for Durfey's cleaners. 

Robert Lloyd was born 19 July, 1959. Marrilldene was born 17 
August, I960, Deann and Diane (twin girls) were born 27 August, 1961. 

I have bought a home in Provo and am enjoying a happy life. Proud 
of my little family and am now working at Durfey's Cleaners in American 
Fork, Utah. 

Written by his mother, 

29 June, 1963 - Beulah Eggleston Gittins Walton 

Citations and Awards: Korean Service Medal, United Nations Medal, 
Korean Pres. Unit Citation, National Defence Medal. 



Budd (12-4-2) married Annie Lou (b. 27 Oct. 1923 in Wrightsville, 
Johnson Co. , Georgia, daughter of John King and Annie Cleone Alleygood) 
17 Sept. 1957 at Georgia. (2nd marriage) 

They had no children. 

My name is Budd Jay Gittins, 2nd son of Ervin and Beulah Eggleston 
Gittins. Early Thanksgiving morning , 24 November, 1932, at Smith- 
field, Cache, Utah, I awakened mother with my anxiety to come into 
this wonderful world. I kept mother, grandmother Gittins, my father's 
Aunt Lizzie and Dr. R. V. Larsen from their thanksgiving dinner. 

My hair was auburn and very curley, my eyes were brown, I 
weighed 7-1/2 pounds. 

When I was 4 years old I had Diptheria. I was very sick; mother 
had to isolate me so the rest of the family would not get it. One day she 
gave me a book and some scissors so I could cut out some pictures. 
Next morning when she came in to clean my room, when she swept behind 
my bed she found a handful of hair. As I had cut some of it and threw it 
there so she would not see it, but she found it. 

September 1942 mother divorced daddy, as they could not get along 
as daddy drank excessively. 

8th June, 1942 I was baptized in the Logan Senior High School pool 
by C. Frank Cowley, and confirmed by Gottfried Jaggie. 

In August 1943 I had a gland operation. I was 10 years old. 

In 1944 I was swinging on a rope from the hayloft of a high barn 
with a friend, Reed Ewer. We were swinging on different ropes in 
opposite directions. Once my hands slipped and we came together. Reeds 
feet hit me in the head and I lost my hold, falling several feet onto a 
cement platform, breaking my right arm. Mother had to take me to the 
doctor to have it x-rayed and set. 

4th March, 1945 I was crdained a deacon by Calvin Fletcher. 

20th Sept. 1945, mother married Reuben H. Walton. 

August 1946 we moved to Millville. In November we moved to 
Providence. 7th November, 1948 we moved to Mendon. It was a bad 
winter. We had snow so deep along the road you could not see a car 
over the top of the drifts. I also joined the National Guard that year. 

In 1949 I was ordained a teacher by Thomas Kay Sorensen. 15th 
January, 1950 I was ordained a priest by Bishop Reeves Bird. 

In June 1950 the National Guard left Logan for Fort Lewis, Wash- 
ington to train for overseas duty. I did not go as I had one more year of 


high school, so 3rd November, 1950 I joined the United States Air Force. 
I trained at Lackland A. F. B. in San Antonio Texas. I was promoted to 
P. F. C. 31 January, 1951 and A/3c March 1951. 

I went to Tyndall A. F. B. Florida as a staff car driver. Then I 
was stationed at Hollaman A. F. B. in New Mexico. I came home for a 
15 day furlough before leaving for overseas duty. I arrived in Pusan 
Korea 1) September, 1951. There I was in supplies. I saw a lot of 
action there. An ammo depot blew up one half mile away. Some of the 
debris fell over on top of our barracks. 

I was trucking refugees to camp from one side of the valley to the 
other side. We had to cross one end of the runway, where the airplanes 
came in. One day several trucks had crossed the runway in front of me 
just as I started to cross the runway I saw a B-26 coming in. It was all 
shot up, with no brakes. I slammed on my brakes so I would not get hit. 
I did not have time to signal the truck driver behind me. The refugees 
in my truck were getting excited, one girl started to get out of the truck, 
the truck behind crashed into the back of my truck, pinning her leg be- 
tween the two trucks. It crushed her leg badly. I had to take her to the 

I left Korea 2 August, 1952. Promoted to A/2c November 1952, 
apprentice warehouse specialist 1 February, 1953. Discharged 12 
November, 1953. I was home for awhile, then rejoined National Guard 
21 February, 1954. I worked at the church farm in Logan, then at the 
B & H garage. When I asked my boss if I could go to National Guard 
camp at Camp Williams for 2 weeks in June he said "Yes, but he would 
not hold my job for me. " So when I came home from camp I could not 
find work. So I was discharged from the National Guard 12 July, 1954 
and rejoined the Air Force 14 July, 1954, took my basic training at 
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. From there I went to 
Chanuit A. F. B. in 1954. 

25th March I was again shipped overseas. I again got to go home 
for a furlough . This time I went to Okinawa. 

At the Okinawa Ammunition Depot I completed cadet training course. 

One night while we were sleeping, a Jet Air Craft crashed behind 
the bowling alley next to our barracks. We did not know it until we got up 
the next morning when we saw the wreck. 

I arrived in the states from Okinawa 24 September, 1956, arrived 
home 28 September, 1956. 

I reported at Hunters A.F.B. (SAC) at Savannah Georgia, November 
1956. There I was promoted to a Senior Warehouse Specialist. Discharged 
1 February, 1957, re-enlisted 2 February, 1957 in Georgia. While in 
Georgia I met and married Annie Lou King, 17 September, 1957 at 
Ridgeland, South Carolina. 

I went to Service school, graduated from Chemical Biological 
Radiology Warfare School. 


I was again sent overseas for the third time, at Goose Bay Labrador 
8 June, 1958. Was up there one year, then went back to Georgia and 
picked up my wife and came home for a furlough, as I had been stationed 
at Mountain Home A. F. B. , Mountain Home, Idaho. I had to report for 
duty 21 July, 1959. Completed Supply Mechanical School. 

Discharged 2 September, I960. 

I went lookong for work and found it at Central Farmers Industrial 
Plant at Georgetown, Idaho. On 22 September, I960 I moved to Mont- 
pelier, Bear Lake, Idaho. 

I have earned the following citations and awards. Korean Service 
Medal; United Nations Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal, 
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation by Harry S. Truman, 
Outstanding Unit Award in Georgia; Ribbon 1st Three Years, Bronze 
Knot for each three years of Service; Good Conduct medal; Longevity 

Written by his mother 

Beulah Eggleston Gittins Walton - 29 June, 1963 

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Marvin (12-4-3) married Beverley (b. 3 Nov. 1938 at Los Angeles, 
Los Angeles County, California, daughter of Vernon H. McClune and 
Maxine Manwell) 5 June, 1956 at Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho. 

They had the following children: 

(12-4-3-1) Becky Lee Gittens b. 8 May 1957 - Whittier, L. A. Co., 




(12-4-3-2) Ricky Howard Gittens b. 5 April 1958 - Whittier, L. A. Co., 





My name is Marvin David Gittins, I was born 16 August, 1934 
(3rd son of Ervin and Beulah Eggleston Gittins, ) at Smithfield, Cache, 
Utah. I had blonde curley hair and brown eyes. 

I attended school in Logan at the Ellis and Wilson school's. 

When I was seven mother divorced daddy as they could not make a 
go of it. 

Mother had a hard time raising us children. My two brothers, 
Lloyd, Budd and myself worked up at the bowling alley, so we could help 
mother with the finances. 

On January 23, 1942 I was baptized in the Logan Temple by Samuel 
D. Moore and confirmed by Robert King. 

In 1945 I had a major operation. 

I was ordained a deacon in 1946 by Bishop LaVar Hislop. 

In 1946 I went up to Salmon, Idaho and spent the summer with 
mother's sister, Aunt Edna and Uncle Elgin. They had a ranch up the 
canyon. I sure had fun. I started school that fall at the junior high. 

I remember one of my teachers asking me how old my mother was 
and I told him she was 26 years old. When I went home and told mother 
she laughed because she was quite a bit older than that. 

When I was in my Sophomore year I attended school in Ogden. 

In 1948 we moved to Mendon, Cache, Utah. I was ordained a 
teacher that year by Bishop Reeves Bird. 

In 1950 one day I was taking a man's cows to the pasture. I was 
riding a frisky horse. On the way to the field we met a truck, the noise 


of the truck frightened the horse and he fell, knocking down some of the 
cows. When the dust settled I was under the horse and several cows. 
The lady that was driving the truck and another man that was passing by 
with his cows got me from under the animals, put me in the truck and 
took me home. Daddy had just arrived home from taking mother to work 
in Logan. So they took me to the hospital, as I had a cut on my chin and 
4 teeth knocked out. They were also afraid of internal injuries. After 
they got me to the hospital they notified mother. She came up and stayed 
with me until they released me so I could go home. 

23rd September, 1951 I joined the Air Force. I was stationed at 
Lackland A. F. B. at San Antonio, Texas for my basic training, then I 
was sent to March A. F. B. at Riverside California. 

I was discharged in 1955 from the Air Force. I married Beverley 
McClure 5 June, 1956. Children Becky Lee, daughter, b. 5 June, 1957, 
son Ricky Howard, b. 5 April, 1958. 

Later divorced Beverley and married Jean. 

At the present time as far as I know he is living in the area of 
Long Beach, California. 

Written by his mother 

Beulah Eggleston Gittins Walton, 29 June, 1963 



LaWanna (12-4-4) married Robert Lee (b. Brigham 

City, Box Elder Co. , Utah, son of Herman Lee Johnson and Cora Seder- 
holm) 27 Mar. 1957 at Brigham City, Box Elder Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(12-4-4-1) Robert Lee Johnston b. 3 July 1958 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
(12-4-4-2) Donald Gary Johnston b. 23 June 1959 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
d. 14 July 1959 
(12-4-4-3) Sydneylou Johnston b. 17 Dec. I960 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah, 
(12-4-4-4) Korine Johnston b. 10 Sept. 1962 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder, Co. , Utah 

In 1939 I was two years old and I had whooping cough, when I was 
three years old I had red measles, mother and the rest of the family had 
them at the same time. When I was four I had chicken pox. 

I stayed with my Eggleston grandparents for awhile when I was five. 
I also remember of staying with my friend Kathryn Kilburn while her 
mother was in the hospital. 

Some of my school teachers were: Miss Slack, Ann Neddo, Mrs. 
McCollough, Ella Neddo and Vance D. Walker. 

I attended the Ellis school in Logan. When I was in the second 
grade I stayed over time at school to help the first graders learn to read. 
I broke my left arm while playing on the monkey bars at school, so had 
to write with my right hand. 

Mother took me to the temple 5 Feb. , 1944 where I was baptized by 
Samuel D. Moore, I was confirmed the same day by G. W. Squires. 

My fourth year of school I spent in bed with Rheumotoid Arthritis. 
I contracted this disease because I disobeyed my mother. I played in the 
park and got cold and wet when she told me not to. I was in the hospital 
and had my leg in a cast for a long time. When I went home my mother 
was good to me and took good care of me. As soon as I was well I went 
to see my friend, we were playing jump rope. I broke two virtebrae in 
my back, at the same time I got the mumps so I was down in bed again. 


I went on my first date the night I graduated from the eighth grade. 
I enjoyed dancing and parties and school. 

I was one of the attendants for the May Day Celebration. 

I took the ninth grade at Wellsville Jr. High and my sophomore year 
I was at South Cache High School. 

I spent the next year after I graduated with my grandparents in 
Pocatello, Idaho. I went to school and after school and on Saturdays I 
helped them in their cafe. I was a waitress and I washed the dishes. I 
also taught a Primary class and a class in Sunday School which I enjoyed 
very much. 

My grandparents took me on a vacation with them. We went to 
Montana, Washington, into Alberta, Canada, where we stopped to see the 
L. D. S. Temple, then we went on to Calgary, Canada where we stopped 
to see the Stampede celebration, we also went on to Victoria Island. 
It was a wonderful vacation. 

Soon after that my grandparents moved to Long Beach, California, 
I went with them. They bought a small grocery store just one block from 
the beach in Belmont Shore. 

I saw Hollywood and Los Angeles. A friend took me to see Lawrence 
Welk at the Aragon Ballroom. I also saw Cinerama. 

I came home to see my folks in September. I stayed with them for 
three weeks then went back to California. In December I came back to 
my family and stayed with them from then on. 

I worked at Safeways to help Mom and Dad with the expenses. Later 
on I went to work at Superior Cleaners in Logan. 

I started to teach Sunday School again. 

I met Robert (Bobo) Lee Johnston. We were married 27th of 
March, 1957. We have four lovely children, one of which has passed a- 

This year of 1963 we are happy with our family and grateful for them. 



Ray (12-4-5) married Lena Joan (b. 12 Feb. 1941, Ogden, Weber 
Co. , Utah, daughter of William Russell Page and Lena ArDella Barney) 
26 March, 1959 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(12-4-5-1) RaNee Jolene Gittens b. 26 Dec. 1959 -Logan, Cache Co. , 




(12-4-5-2) Ray Eugene Gittens II b. 5 Feb. 1961 - Logan, Cache Co. , 




(12-4-5-3) Sharee Gittens b. 28 Feb. 1963 - Logan, Cache Co. , 





My first few years of childhood was pretty rough, besides having 
all the children's diseases before I was five years old I had a hernia 
operation, was hit in the head with a big rock and had my eye scratched, 
each accident required the services of a doctor. 

I was baptized in the Logan Temple and confirmed a member of the 
Latter-day Saint' Church the same day. I was ordained a Deacon 22 
January, 1950. 

Some of my school teachers were Gladys Hughes, and Mr. Vance 
D. Walker. 

We moved from Millville to Providence, Utah where we lived for 
one year. I really had some rough treatment at the school. 

I went to South Cache High School for two years. I joined the 
National Guard 10 December, 1954. 

My father passed away 12 February, 1956. We surely did miss him. 

I met Lena Joan Page, 12 April, 1957. It was a blind date arrangment, 
We did not particularly care for each other at the time but later we fell 
in love with each other. We were together every night because we en- 
joyed each others company. She gave me a shirt and sweater for my 

I got a job at the Royal Bakery in Logan, Utah. I had to be at work 
at 5 o'clock in the mornings so our evenings were shorter than they had 
been before. Saturday nights we really celebrated. I got my weeks wages 


and did not have to be to work on Sunday morning. 

I decorated a birthday cake for Joan's seventeenth birthday. It 


as red and white. We both got a pretty new red shirt for the occasion. 

I gave Joan an engagement ring 16 May, 1958. We were married 
26 March, 1959. Our two best friends were married the same day. 

I was ordained an Elder so I could be married in the Temple. 

My mother prepared a wedding dinner for the immediate members 
of the family. We had a lovely day. 

Joan graduated from high school after we were married. I contracted 
arthritis and was in bed for one month in much pain. I was able to go 
back to work when I broke my wrist and hand I was out of work for another 
month with that. Joan was having a bad time too, she was planning for 
our first baby. We got along all right by being careful about spending 
money and we were very happy. 

When the baby came she was healthy anc j beautiful, she ate and slept 
and gained weight. Then one day she became very ill. She could not eat, 
she lost weight and could not sleep. The doctors had a hard time trying 
to locate her trouble. They finally found that a muscle in the stomach 
had closed off and did not allow any food to reach the stomach. They 
operated on her and she got along very well after that. 

Our baby boy came just one year later. We were very thrilled to 
have a son and a daughter. 

We moved to Logan Fourth ward where the new baby was blessed by 
his Grandfather Page. We had been married two years and had two beauti- 
ful children. Everyone admired them wherever we went. 

We went on a vacation 26 March, 1961. We went to see Joan's 
grandfather in Richfield, Utah. We then went to Cedar Breaks, Zions 
Canyon, Glenn Canyon and Bryces canyon. 

We moved into a number of different wards in Logan then we moved 
to Providence just before our third baby arrived, another adorable little 
girl, with dark curley hair and dark eyes. She looks much like Jolene 
did when she came. 

Now we are working and hoping to get a home of our own for our 
wonderful family. 



Sheryl (12-4-6) married David (b. 20 April 1941, Tremonton, Box 
Elder County, Utah, son of Ellis Y. Johnson and Mozell Buttars) 26 Aug. 
1958 at Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. David was bp. 23 Apr. 

They had the following children; 

(12-4-6-1) David Rickey Johnson b. 2 Dec. 1958 - Logan, Cache Co. . 




(12-4-6-2) Arlene Johnson b. 7 Jan., I960 - Logan, Cache Co., 





In my early years my family had its ups and downs, maybe a little 
more than most families. My father was an alcoholic, so our mother, 
Beulah (1-12-4) had all of the responsibility of raising her family by her- 
self. My mother and father separated when I was very young. Mother 
was able to keep us together as a family. Her brothers and sisters all 
did what they could to help her. 

Some years later my mother met and married Reuben Walton, he 
was a real father to us. We respected him and loved him dearly. I was 
not sure I liked him until one day I bit his ear. He must have tasted 
good because after that I loved him. 

I went to kindergarten in Logan, Utah and brought the mumps home 
to the family. We moved to Providence, Utah, and later to Mendon, Utah. 

I took part in the annual May Day celebration. We danced the May 
pole. When I was fourteen I was attendent to the May Day queen. I was 
hostess at the L. D, S. Jr. M-Men Basketball Tournament held in Utah 
State fieldhouse. I represented the team from Alberta, Canada. I had a 
wonderful time at high school. 

My step-father passed away suddenly of a heart attack on 12 Feb. , 
1956. This was a great tragedy in our lives. We felt a great loss at 
his passing. My dear mother had to face the world alone again. Her 
baby, Randy was three years old. 

I was selected as a contestant in the Smithfield National Guard for 
Queen, It was a wonderful experience. 

In the fall of 1956 I met David Ellis Johnson. On the 24th of December 
we were engaged and in August 1958 we were married. We are very 
happy with our two lovely children. 

David and I hope we will be able to give our children the love and 
understanding that we have received in our lives. 



Walter Fay (12-5) married June Aleen Christiansen(b. 15 June, 1913 at 
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co. , Utah, daughter of Hyrum Jacob Christiansen 
and Mary Taylor Nuttall, bp. 2 July, 1921) 14 Sept, 1938 at Huntington 
Park, California. T. 3 Apr. 1939, S. L. C. 

They had the following children: 

(12-5-1) Aleen Eggleston b. 29 Aug. 1939 - Huntington Park, 

« L. A. Co. , California 

bp. 6 Sept. 1947 - T. 3 June 1961 - L. A. 
m. 24 June 1961 - Richard D. Cooper 
(12-5-2) Thaya Leone Eggleston b. 2 Sept. 1941 - Huntington Park, Los 

Angeles Co. , California 
bp. 3 Sept. 1949 - T. 28 Jan. 1961 - L. A. 
m. 16 June 1962 - Robert LeRoy Davis 
(12-5-3) Richard Fay Eggleston b. 14 Dec. 1943 - Huntington Park, 

L. A. Co. , California 
bp. 5 Jan. 1952 - T. 3 Apr. 1963 - L. A. 
(12-5-4) Claudia June Eggleston b. 30 Apr. 1946 - South Gate, L. A, 

Co. , California 
bp. 1 May 1954 

m. 27 June 1964 - Gerald Edward Klaesges 

I, Walter Fay Eggleston, 5th child and eldest son of Walter Moroni 
Eggleston and Emma Ethel Call, was born 24 Sept. 1912, in the State of Utah, 
Cache County, in a small farming community of Cornish. Our home consisted 
of a large kitchen and a single bedroom . I had four sisters, Martha Elmira, 
Constant Atwila, Laura and Beulah who preceded me into the world, and two sisters 
after me; Marjory and Edna, who were followed by three brothers, Jay C and 
two unnamed sons, both still born. My mdther died after the birth of the last 
one in 1922. This was when I was ten years old. Two years later in 1924, my 
father married Lillian Loraine Baxter, and from this union came two fine boys, 
Clyde B. , and Walter LaMoine. It was about this time that I was taken 
seriously ill with a ruptured appendix, from which I came near leaving this life. 

I received eight years of schooling in Cornish, Utah, and graduated with 
high honors, having to draw straws with a young lady for the position of 
Valedictorian. I gave the class prophecy, predicting what the class member^ 
would be doing in twenty years. After 40 years, I attended adult evening High 
School in Centinela Valley, Hawthorne, Callifornia, to receive my 4 years of 
high school education and received my diploma on 16 June 1966. This project 
was completed in two years. 

My father's farm provided me with my first job (13 acres) and later I 
hired out to neighboring farmers. During the depression years, 1929-1933, 


I went into the Civilian Conservation Corps, serving at $25. 00 a month 
for a year and a half. At the end of this service, I went to California to 
a Diesel Engineering School. Later, I secured a job as a carpenter and 
cabinet builder in building house- trailers and houses in Los Angeles and 
surrounding areas. 

At the age of twenty five years, I met a lovely young woman, June 
Aleen Christiansen and in less than a year we were married in the 
Huntington Park Ward Chapel, Los Angeles, California, on the 14th Sept. 
1938. Bishop John Collings of the Matthews Ward performed the ceremony. 
I lost my job on our wedding day. My wife had a good job with the Works 
Progress Administration, so we lived on her salary for a few weeks until 
I could get steady employment. In March 1940, I started at Northrop 
Aircraft as a Carpenter, and gradually worked into Model building and 
Mock-up of airplanes. As of March 1963, it will be twenty three years 
since I first went into Northrop Corporation in Hawthorne, California. 

On April 3, 1939, June and I made a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, 
and entered the House of the Lord, and were there married and sealed 
for all eternity. We are striving to live faithfully in the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

The Church activities in which I have participated are the Sunday 
School, the Y. M. M. I. A. , Scouting, Genealogy Committee, Seventy 
Councils, and as of January 1963, started my seventh Stake Missionary 
assisgnment. The first four assignments were in the South Los Angeles 
Stake, and the next three in the Inglewood Stake. Two of these assign- 
ments were for four years each. 

My wife. June Aleen Christiansen, was born 15 June, 1913 in Salt 
Lake City, Utah. Her parents were Hyrum Jacob Christiansen and Mary 
Taylor Nuttall (who was a grand-daughter of President John Taylor). 
She attended the Lafayette School, West Jr. High, and the L. D. S. High 
School in Salt Lake City. She attended Sunday School, Primary, Religion 
Class. At the age of 13 years, she assisted as Primary organist. She 
accompanied her father as he went out to sing solos. 

She participated in several Ward Operettas throughout her M. I. A. 
years, singing or accompanying on the piano, or organ. She has sang in 
many ward and stake Relief Society and Daughters of Utah Pioneers and 
Parent and Teacher Association groups. She has also participated as 
accompanist to several of these groups, and also had the opportunity to 
direct quite a few of them, along with the M. I. A. and singing groups, 
both Ward and Stake. 

In 1929, she moved to California when her family felt it necessary 
to leave Utah to find employment. She was the second daughter. The 
first, Irene, died in 1916, then the next sister was Naomi, then a brother 
Hyrum John, then two more sisters, Bernice and Merle. Merle married 
my brother, Jay C. June attended the Fairfax High School in Hollywood, 
and graduated in 1931. Her family moved to South Los Angeles, and she 
started to work for Dr. C. Fred Wilcox, who had just recently come from 
Salt Lake City, Utah, and opened his office in Huntington Park. She 
worked there for four years, doing general office work, and some Labratory 


work and assisting the Doctor with his patients. Then she worked three 
and one half years for the Works Progress Administration including six 
months after our marriage. 

She has served in some capacity in the Primary, Sunday School, 
W. W. M. I. A. , Genealogy, Relief Society in both Ward and Stake in some 
instances. Her hobbies are embroidery, Quilting, Crocheting, Volunteer 
Typing at the Temple, and music. She has served two years as Presi- 
dent of the 75th Street School Parents and Teachers Association, in Los 
Angeles. She has been director of the Singing Mothers groups. 

As one by one our four fine children were added to our family, the 
income was accordingly increased and our Testimony also increased 
through the principal and practice of paying tithing. 

We have striven to bring our youngsters up in the ways of the Lord. 
As they grew in stature and intelligence, they started their schooling as 
they reached the age of five. Their Church attendance started when they 
were only about six weeks old. They were normal children in that tney 
contracted a few of the common childhood diseases, measles, mumps, 
chickenpox and mild whooping cough, and received the various immunizations 
for their protection against more serious ailments. Aleen and Thaya were 
the only ones to have their tonsils out in childhood. Richard and Claudia 
still have theirs. 

It is interesting to note that all four children have received their 
individual awards regularly for their participation in Church duties and 
activities . 



Aleen (12-5- 1) married Richard D. Cooper (b. 24 Feb. 1931, 
Chicago, Cook Co. , Illinois, son of Ray F. Cooper and Leva Leone 
Hills) 24 June 1961 at Los Angeles, L. A. Co., California. Richard bp. 
23 Mar. 1952. T. 20 Mar. 1953. Aleen bp. 6 Sept. 1947. T. 3 June, 1961, 

They had the following children: 

(12-5-1-1) Perry Eggleston Cooper b. 10 July, 1962 - Provo, Utah Co. , 


When Aleen was eleven years old, she developed rheumatic fever, 
and Dr. Wilcox recommended complete bed rest for eighteen months. 
Her mother took good care of her, and the school system provided a 
teacher at our home for her to keep up her education for the sixth, seventh, 
and eighth grades. 

She received "Symptoms - Negative" reports upon examination for 
re-entry in school and apparently did net receive permanent damage from 
this fever. We are thankful for the consideration of our doctor and for 
the power of the Priesthood in the recovery of our girl. 

(Our first television set came to us as a gift to Aleen from some 
of her good friends who brought it to her when she was in bed. ) 

While we lived in Los Angeles, Aleen attended the 66th Street School, 
the 75th Street School. Bernece Carlson (Home Teacher) John Muir Jr. 
High, and the Fremont High (where she was on the drill team) and brought 
home top grades throughout all these years. When we moved to Hawthorne 
she attended Mornighside High in Ingelwood, and graduated from there. 
She was on the Scholastic Society list all through school. She excelled 
in all her studies, but Art seemed to be her major field. She attended 
El Camino College for two years and further pursued her education in Art, 
and other fields of endeavor. After graduating from El Camino, she 
worked at the Security First National Bank to help finance her year at 
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Another attribute was the de- 
signing and making of most of her clothes. She is now doing this for her 
little girls also. 

She faithfully performed her Church duties and enjoyed participating 
in all the activities offered: Primary Teacher, M.I. A. Chorister, Jr. 
Sunday School organist and singing in Ward and Stake Choirs and Choruses 
being a soporano and later becoming an alto. She participated in Seminary 
and Lamba Sigma Fraternity groups, an interesting note is that she and 
Thaya worked together but "traded" positions in the Jr. Sunday School and 


M. I. A. in the ward. 

Before the end of the year at B. Y. U. she met Richard Donald 
Cooper at a dance, and after a few months of courtship they announced 
their engagement, on the 24th of June, 1961. They were married in the 
Los Angeles Temple. She then took over the responsibilities of being a 
mother to his three children, as their mother has passed away. 

Aleen found that taking care of two little girls, Jan, six years; 
Carolyn, four years, and a little fellow, Jerry, two years was no small 
task, their mother was Kay Camenish. On July 10, 1962, Aleen gave 
birth to a little son whom they named Perry Eggleston Cooper. Jerry's 
middle name is Camenish. The son's will carry the mother's maiden 
name and the girls will just receive given names. Dick is ambitious and 
shows great foresight in building, and renting homes, preferable to 
college student families. They are both active in Genealogy and attend 
the Salt Lake Temple excursions. Now that Aleen is a mother, she is 
actively participating in the Relief Society as a teacher and singer, and 
in Primary as a chorister. The happy Cooper home is in Orem, Utah, 
a beautiful spot near Mt. Timpanogas and the B. Y. U. Campus. 



Thaya (12-5-2) married Robert LeRoy Davis (b. son of Floyd 
William Davis and Myrna Ward) 16 June, 1962 at Los Angeles, L. A. 
County, California. 

Thaya also attended the same schools as Aleen, with the exception 
of Fremont High, and achieved Scholastic status, but her specials were 
in Business and Music. She accompanied the Monroe Jr. High chorus 
while attending Morningside High. (The music teacher, Ireta Cushing, was 
the piano teacher for all our four children, so she requested Thaya's 
service for the chorus. ) 

Thaya had a similar history in as much as she developed rheumatic 
fever, but she didn't have to stay right in bed. She had the same teacher 
for her sixth grade work. She also received "Symptoms -Negative " report 
upon examination for re-entry in school and apparently did not receive 
permanent damage from this fever. We do thank our Father in Heaven 
for the power of the Priesthood in the recovery of our two girls. 

Thaya could have been a professional pianist, but chose the position 
of secretary and worked for Brother Lorin Howard of Harmony Homes 
Builders, during her last half year in High School. She later was em- 
ployed at Space Technology laboratories as a stenographer for almost 
three years. She attended El Camino College for one year and filled 
eighteen months of faith-promoting experiences in Stake Missionary work 
in the Inglewood Stake. She also has a talent for making her own clothing, 
and aspired to be a model. She attended Seminary and Lambda Delta 
Sigma activities. 

A returned missionary, Robert LeRoy Davis, just back a few months 
from the Spanish-American Mission in Texas, a brother to Thaya's friend 
Ann, was also attending El Camino, and a romance flourished and their 
wedding was performed in the Los Angeles Temple on June 16, 1962. 
They lived in Redondo, California a few months and then Bob was drafted 
into the U. S. Army. After his training at Fort Ord, he was transferred 
to Ft. Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Missouri, and Thaya joined him 
there. He is a draftsman by trade. They tell us the area in which they 
live is very beautiful. 

She enjoys her activity in the church and has participated and lent 
her talents to many of the organizations, both in Ward and Stake. She 
has taught in the Sunday School, Primary and now in the Relief Socity. 
Her music has been in directing the Jr. Sunday School, and as organist 
in the Y. W. M. I. A. She was Stake M. I. A. Organist when her mother was 
chorister in the Stake. She is now Relief Society organist and director 
of the Singing Mothers of the branch in which they live. She has sung in 
various ward and stake choirs and choruses and sings either soprano or 
alto. . 

She and Bob are very genealogically minded and hope to find 


histories of Bob's father's family while they are in Missouri. They are 
both active members of the branch, and also are continuing their missionary 
interests by having cottage meetings in their home, with the full-time 
missionaries giving the lessons. 


Richard (12-5-3) 

Richard Fay started school at 75th Street School, and John Muir 
Jr. High in Los Angeles where he achieved scholastic status; then the 
Monroe Jr. High and Morningside High Schools in Inglewood, where he 
graduated. He attended Long Beach College for one year while working 
with my half brother, Clyde, in his grocery store. He also boarded with 
them, coming heme frequently to visit us. He had bought a car during 
this time. He attended one semester of his second year in College at the 
Brigham Young University, and was majoring in electrical engineering. 
He interrupted his education in answer to a call to the Spanish- American 
Mission in Texas, April, 1963. 

He is also quite interested and talented in music. He played the 
flute in school orchestras from the 4th grade through the 8th. In high 
school he joined the Acapella chorus, the Madrigal Singers and the 
Continentals. (The first two groups were by invitation.) They performed 
at several schools and churches and participated in the school musical 
productions, (which he also did as a member of the school orchestra) at 
B. Y. U. he was accepted into the male chorus and had the great experience 
of singing at General Conference in the Tabernacle, at the Priesthood 
Session on October, 1962. His other musical activities has been as 
accompanist and chorister at ward Priesthood meetings. He has also 
lent his deep bass voice to the harmony of ward and stake choirs and 
choruses. He likes to dance and participates in all the activities the 
Church provides for its youth. He attended Seminary, and is active in 
the Lambda Delta Sigma Fraternity. 

His side interests are in fixing cars, radio repair and television and 
electrical appliance maintanance, and he once aspired to be a ham-op- 
erator. He is active in Scouting, and served as assistant patrol leader. 
He likes camping, fishing, and bicycle riding. 

He has been a faithful member and has performed his Church duties 
very well and received his "Duty to God" award when he was sixteen 
years old. He will receive his Endowments in the Los Angeles Temple 
before leaving on his mission. 

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Claudia (12-5-4) 

Claudia June started her school at 75th Street School also, but had 
to change to the York Ave School in the 5th grade when we moved to Haw- 
thorne. Then onto Hawthorne Intermediate and presently a junior at 
Hawthorne High. 

She likes to make her own clothes and is very definitely a Television 
fan. She loves to go to all the dances, both at school and at Church. She 
is a typical teen-ager of this particular era. She loves to drive the car, 
go shopping, go to the beaches, watch the surfers and go swimming. 

She is faithful in her Church duties and has participated in skits 
and musicals and dances. She is a leader for good, in influencing others 
to attend Seminary with her, and other Church meeting and activities. 
In July pf 1962, she entered the "Girl of the Golden West" competition 
for the Inglewood Stake 24th of July celebration. She won for the Centinela 
Ward and third place at the Stake. There were six competitors on the 
Stake level. Her prize was a Rose Marie Ried Swim-Suit, and she certainly 
won a lot of new friends through this activity. She is interested in the 
piano, but so far has not had too much opportunity to enlarge upon this 
talent, for we moved away from her teacher at an inopportune time in 
her instruction. She did sing in the school mixed chorus and they per- 
formed at several school functions. 

She is presently employed at the Modern Beauty Salon part-time, 
which is operated by Sister Norma Ensign. She helps the operators with 
their patrons and answers the phone, making appointments, and keeps 
the supplies in order and available to the operators and the customers. 

No particular goals have been set at this time, but we will be sure 
that she will continue to be diligent and achieve the goals that she will 
aspire to do, as she had so accomplished so far. 

C'ludia jqs baptized 1 May i v O*. 



Marjorie (12-6) married Willard Dewain (b. 27 June 1912 at Lava 
Hot Springs, Bannock Co. , Idaho. , son of Willard Dewain Bell and Alta 
Ardella Martin Monroe) 1 Jan. , 1935 at Kemmerer, Lincoln Co. , 
Wyoming. Dewain bp. 3 July, 1922. 

They had the following children: 

(12-6-1) Alta La Von Bell b. 3 Mar. 1936 - Lava Hot Springs, 

Bannock Co. , Idaho. 

bp. 3 Mar. 1944 

m. 30 Oct. 1953 - Jerry Evans Primm 

(12-6-2) Marjory Elaine Bell b. 31 July 1937 - Lava Hot Springs, 

Bannock Co. , Idaho 

bp. 4 Aug. 1945 

m. 27 Nov. 1954 - Garth Hebdon 

(12-6-3) Wendell Dewain Bell b. 5 Dec. 1938 - Lava Hot Springs, 

Bannock Co. , Idaho 

bp. 1 Feb. 1947 

m. 19 June 1959 - Patricia Rose 

(12-6-4) Ethel Leoda Bell b. 7 Jan. 1941 - Lava Hot Springs, 

Bannock, c. Idaho. 

bp. 5 Feb. 1949 

m. 20 May 1957 - Don Bryant Bos- 
worth, bp. 1 May 1948 

(12-6-5) Willard Blaine Bell b. 11 Dec. 1944 - Lava Hot Springs 

Bannock, C. , Idaho. 

bp. 30 Jan. , 1952 



The earliest memory I have is when I was three years old. I broke 
my right arm. Three days later I was very sick and it was discovered 
that I had Bright's Disease. When I was five years old I broke my left 
arm, three days later I had chicken pox. 

I went through all the grade schools in Cornish, Utah. I was eight 
years old when my mother passed away, 20 Oct. , 1922. She left Daddy 
and eight children. We missed her so terribly. 

My oldest sister, Elmira left school and tried to be like a mother 
to us. This was very hard for her, the youngest child was not yet three. 

I graduated from the Eighth grade in May, 1928. It was a big event 
for me. I had a beautiful salmon colored satin dress. My teacher was 
James W. Seamons. Another of my teachers was J. W. Kirkbride. He 


taught my father and mother when they were in school. I also graduated 
from Seminary. I have always attended church. My mother took me to 
the Logan Temple to be baptized. 

After my mother passed away my father told us that the Lord had 
something for her to do in Heaven. It must have been very important 
that she had to leave all of us children in order to do it. 

After a few years Daddy married Lillian Lorraine Baxter. At 
first I resented her, I did not want her to take my mothers place. Later 
on I learned to appreciate what she was doing for us. I learned to love 
her. She taught me how to work. 

As I grew older I taught Sunday School and Primary classes, also 
Relief Society and M. I. A. classes and for a number of years I taught a 
4-H class in the community. I enjoyed this very much. 

I had tonsilitis and measels in 1934 that left me with a mastoid. 
I had a serious operation. I almost lost my life. While I was in the 
hospital it seemed like my mother came one night and took me by the 
hand. She led me through beautiful places. It seemed like I spent most 
of the night with her. She asked if I was ready to go with her. I told her 
that I wanted to get married and have four children. Soon after that I 
began to get well. 

In May 1934 I went to Cokeville, Wyoming to work for Mrs. J. H. 
Smart and her husband. They had two children that I learned to love very 
much. It was while I was there that I met Willard Dewaine Bell. I fell 
in love with him and married him in Kemmerer, Wyoming. 

Four of our five children are married. We have twelve wonderful 

In 1954 my husband had a heart attach which caused him to have 
Bergers Disease. He has over come that and today he is well. 

My father, Walter Moroni Eggleston, passed away 5 Sept. 1961. 
He was buried in the Green Hills cemetery at San Pedro, California. 
He lived with my second mom for thirty seven years. I do want to thank 
her for being so good to my father through all his years of sickness. She 
also added two sons to our family which we dearly love. 

When I lost my mother-in-law in 1962 I lost a most wonderful 
friend, she was always so good and kind to me and my family. 

I have traveled from Clintonville, Wisconsin to San Diego, California, 
and into Ensanada, Mexico. I have been in twelve states. I have had a 
lot of fun and a lot of hard luck. At the present time my health is not 
very good. I have a lot of pain from arthritis and I am very uncomfortable 
much of the time. 

I do want to thank my Heavenly Father for everything He has done 
for me and my family. I am grateful for his kind and loving care. 

Written 25 March 1962. 


November 26, 1962 I went through a minor operation. I felt much 
better, but still the doctor would let me do nothing. February 18, 1963 
I went into the hospital with a gall stone attack as well as my heart being 
so bad. I was in there seventeen days while the doctor built up my heart; 
then home for three weeks right in bed. On 3 April, 1963 Doctor Burkett, 
Downey, Idaho, operated on me. Took out three large gallstones and my 
infected gall bladder. Even at the time he was afraid I would not live, but 
he had to take that chance as I was getting worse all the time. I have 
heart palpitation. 

My name was in the Los Angeles and Logan and Idaho Falls Temple 
as well as having the Elders several times. I know that Doctor Burkett 
is a very good doctor and the Lord guided him as well as helping me through 
this ordeal. I also know that the Lord has work for me to do here even 
though I now have a reaccurance of Mastoid, but it is much better. 

I know the Lord has blessed me all my life I have a wonderful 
husband, five lovely children and thirteen grandchildren. I feel like a 
new person, and I know as time goes on my heart will heal and I will be 
able to do more every day. I have some wonderful friends and neighbors. 
I do hope the Lord will bless each and every one of them. I am thankful 
that I do belong to the Mormon Church. 

Millard Dewain died suddenly after an illness of only three days. 

he had the largest funeral ever held in the community. He had many 
friends and was loved by all who knew him. He died 6 May 1^69 
at age j>6. tin was a good husband and father 




Alta La Von (12-6-1) married Jerry (b. 30 June 1935, at St. Anthony, 
Fremont Co. , Idaho, son of James Arby Primm and Belva Bird) 30 Oct. 
1953 at Lava Hot Springs, Bannock Co. , Idaho. Jerry bp. 31 July, 1943. 

Sealed 2j June 19&1. divorced Sept 1968 
They had the following children: 

(12-6-1-1) Aleda Marie Primm 

(12-6-1-2) Jerry Michael Primm 

(12-6-1-3) Sandra Renae Primm 

(12-6-1-4) Marjorie Kaye Primm 

b. 10 Nov. 1954 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 1 Dec. 1962 - Sealed 2} Jaae 19&1 
b. 27 July 1956 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 5 Dec. 19&U Sealed 23 June lSbl 
b. 18 Nov. 1959 - Salt Lake, S. L. 

Co. , Utah 
b. 3 Sept. 1961 - Salt Lake, S. L. 

Co. , Utah , 

bp. '■ Jytt. /9(.1- Ce ~- 7 ^f 7 ' ' ' 

S« -led 2j> June 1961 

I attended grammar school and one year of high school at Lava, the 
remaining three years of high school I went to North Marsh, a consolidated 
school of Lava, McCammon and Arimo, Idaho. I was active in speech, 
music Annual staff, etc. Thinking back on my high school years is very 
special because of the many friends and the enjoyment I had. 

I worked in the evenings after school and during the summer for 
Dave and Afton Evans at the Evans Coal and Lumber Co. This also is a 
pleasant memory of my school days. I also worked at Hot Lunch and 
Dine at school and Resort Theatre three nights a week. 

I attended Girls State the summer of 1953. The Lava Lions sponsored 
Shirley Gregory and myself. We spent one glorious week at Moscow, 
Idaho, learning about laws and the way the government is run. 

I finished high school after I married Jerry Evans Primm. We 
named our first baby Aleda Marie. Oh, how we wanted a little girl, we 
were so very pleased when she came. 

When our son Mike came everyone loved him, especially little 

Our home at 1539 East Fremont in Pocatello burned to the ground in 
March, 1957. We were not home at the time. We had never met anyone 



(12-6-1) Alta Lauon married Marriner (b. 24 July 1955t son of 
Joseph Osmond Tolman and Emily Viegel) 2u Sept., 1 

They had the fol lowing children: 



( 12-6-1-1-) Aleda ''arte married Don (b.U Feb. 19j4, Denver, 
Denver Co., Colorado, son of Don 'f-oger Gaskill Sr. and Alberta 
A I lee) 25 July 1969 at North Salt La*e, Utah 

They had the following children: 

(12-6-1-1-1) "eather Marie Gaskill b. 15 Dec. 19b9 - Salt Lake, u tah 



Alta Lauon bell continued 

from our ward, but the Bishop was there when we returned. Everyone 
helped us, they gave us food, dishes, clothes and even offered us several 
places to live, rent free. 

It was after the fire that I had my first encounter with the Primary 
which I have learned to love dearly. I taught the stars, I was not able 
to teach for long as I had to go to work, we had lost everything but my 
sewing machine in the fire. I went to work to help replace our furniture. 

We were very thankful that we had our little family with us and they 
were not harmed. 

I worked at Challenge Cheese from April 1957 to April 1958. We 
moved to Salt Lake in April of I960. Our Sandra was born there. I did 
not know anyone could be so happy as we were. I started to teach in 
Primary again, this time I taught the Seagulls, at this time Jerry was 
working at Slim Olsen Service Station, so we moved to Bountiful, Utah to 
be closer to his work. 

After moving to Bountiful we became close friends with some of the 
other men and their wives who worked at the station, among them was Tom 
and Sharon Mitchell. 

In April 196 1 Sharon was killed in an automobile accident. This 
was a very heart breaking time as she was only 18 and left behind a four 
months old baby and a young and loving husband. This was one of the 
saddest times of my life. At this time I asked myself "why? " But now 
I no longer do this because the Lord always does what is right. 

We were all drifting away from God. After Sharon was killed we 
suddenly turned to Him. On June 23, 1961, Jerry and I were sealed to 
each other and to our lovely children, Marie, Mike and Sandy by President 
McDonald, in the Salt Lake Temple. I can testify that since Sharon's 
death I have felt the hand of God helping me through each day. Suddenly 
it is not friends that are the most important in my life, it is life itself. 

We had felt that if we had to lower our standards a little and have 
a drink or two it did not matter, but we found it does matter. Set your 
standards high and strive to reach the highest goal of life so you can 
have Eternal Life together. 

I no longer look on death as a tragedy, but the end of one life and the 
beginning of another. I am sorry it took Sharon's death to make us realize 
that we were wrong. I'll be ever grateful to Alma Eahel who came to 
our home and gave us the lessons of the Stake Missionaries. 

I have worked in the Orchard Second Ward Primary for two years, 
and I have loved every minute of it, to see those smiling faces, of 
children who only a few short years ago lived, walked and talked with 
God. This is surely a labor of love. 

When Marjory Kaye was born we had just one more child to lavish 
our love on. God has been good to us. 



Elaine (12-6-2) married Garth (b. 8 June 1935 at Clifton, Franklin 
Co. , Idaho, son of Parley Walton and Verla May Hebdon) 27 July, 1954 
at Elko, Elko Co. , Nevada. Garth was bp. 1 Apr. 1944. 

They had the following children: 
(12-6-2-1) Garthia Lynne Walton 

(12-6-2-2) Anthony Verl Walton 

(12-6-2-3) Rebecca Dawn Walton 

b. 20 Sept. 1955 - Pocatello - Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 29 Feb. 1964 
b. 20 Mar. 1959 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 3 Mar. 19o6 
b. 19 Sept. 1958 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. JO Mar. 1968 

I was born 31 July, 1937, I weighed eight pounds. I came into this 
world in a hurry arriving fifteen minutes before Doctor C. A. Rich arrived. 
My grandmother Bell took care of us. She was a very special person to 
all of us, gave us the best of care. 

I walked at ten months. I was chubby, have brown eyes and brown 
hair. My school days came easy. Started school at six and went through 
ten years of school and quit. When I graduated from Primary as a seagull 
girl my mother graduated me. I went to Mutual. 

I was married when I was seventeen years old, to Garth H. Walton, 
21 November. The following September we had a lovely little girl, then 
a boy, then another girl. We are very proud of them. 



(12-6-3) Wendell Dewain married Victoria (b. 1^ *> an 19^7 -f-^-6-S-**** , 

In i lewood 
8pxuttfa££*xxJxtefl#xx Chr. April 19^7, pocate Jf}°? °annock Co., Idaho. 

Daughter of Alvin Earl acnat Hill and De lores^Hess) 23 Aug. 1967. 

Sealed in Idaho Falls Temple 9 Nov. 1968 

They had the following children: 

(12-6-3-1) Toren D Bell b. 29 '''ay 1967 - Phoenix, ''tericopa Co., Ariz. 


(12-6-3-2) Barbara Bell b. l6 Sept. 1969 - American Falls, Idano 


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Wendell (12-6-3) married Patricia (b. 20 Dec. 1940 at Carmen, 
Alfalfa Co. , Oklahoma, daughter of Roy Carson and Lovisa Tillotson) 
19 June 1959 at Downey, Bannock Co. , Idaho. Patricia bp. 3 Dec. 1949. 

They had the following children: 

(12-6-3-1) Jeffery Wendell Bell b. 6 Mar. 1961 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp . &ty sn^Ks. i <?£ f~ O^,. .J o -n<~<^ ' *?<£ f 

(12-6-3-2) Patricia Dianne Bell b. 21 May 1963 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 

I Wendell Dewain Bell arrived at 6:10 a.m., on cold December 5, 
1938. Weighing seven and a half pounds. Brown hair and brown eyes. 

The first year of my life I was pretty sick, as I was born one month 
before I was supposed to be born. When I was eleven months old I had 
an affliction of the skin. I could not walk or stand on my legs and my arms 
were limp. I had no control over them. When I was on year old I had 
canker. It went down into my stomach. My fever went so high and at 
midnight my eyes were set, I did not even blink. My folks thought I 
was gone. But they worked all night with me. Finally ending up rubbing 
me with consecrated oil. After that I got better. 

I started school when I was six years old. I enjoyed going to Pri- 
mary, Sunday School, and Mutual. I graduated from High School. My 
father, mother, and grandmother being real proud of me. I worked for 
Harold Irick and Leland Avery, to help myself through high school. 

On May 1959, I married Patricia Rose Carson of Downey, Idaho. 
On the 8th of May, 1961 our son was born, and May 1963 we had a lovely 
daughter. We named her Patricia Dianne. Both born in Pocatello. 

I have now worked six years in Pocatello at a Conoco Service Station 
for Otto Higby. We certainly think a lot of them. 

We are all doing good. The Lord has surely blessed us. 



Leoda (12-6-4) married Bryan (b. 12 Mar. 1940 at Malad, Oneida 
Co. , Idaho, son of Don Walter Bosworth and Helene Browning) 20 May 
1957 at Downey, Bannock Co. , Idaho. Bryan bp. 1 May, 1948. 
Sealed 6 June 196U. Endowed 6 June 19dU . 
They had the following children: 

(12-6-4-1) Deborah Dean Bosworth b. 15 June 1958 - Downey, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 6 Aug. 1966 - Seated 6 June 19^ 
(12-6-4-2) Trudy Ann Bosworth b. 24 May 1959 - Downey, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp J> June 1967 - Sealed 6 June 19^^ 
(12-6-4-3) Don Bryan Bosworth b. 16 June I960 - Downey, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp.4 Jan. 19&9 - Sealed 6 June 1'jSh 
(12-6-4-4) Mark Bosworth b. 26 Nov. 1961-Downey, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 

bp * $an 1970 - sealed 6 June 1964 


My name is Ethel Leoda Bell. They call me Leoda. I was born 

7 January, 1941 at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. I was a chubby baby weighing 

8 pounds. I have brown eyes and brown hair. I am about five feet tall. 

I was only about four years old when I started giving two and a half 
minute talks in Sunday School, but I enjoyed doing this. I graduated from 
the Seagull class and went to Mutual. 

I started school at six and everything came easy for me. I had 
nice teachers all the way through till I quit school and married Bryan 
Bosworth at the age of sixteen. 

Our first baby was born June 25, 1958. We now have two lovely 
blond haired girls and two real nice boys. 

I now teach Primary and take my children as they need that training. 
I know the Lord has blessed myself and my husband by letting us have 
this lovely family, our parents, and brothers and sisters. We know He 
will guide us to do right and raise our children as they should be raised. 



Children continued. 

(12-6-4-5) Edward Bosworth b. 15 June 19o4 - Downey, Bannocn Co., Ida. 


(12-6-4-6) Emilee Bosworth b. 6 Sept. I c j66 - Journey - Bannock Co., Ida. 



(12-6-4-7) Russell Bosworth b. 29 Get. 1969 - Phoenix, Arizona 



I came into this world 11 Dec. 1944 weighed nine pounds two ounces. 
So you see I had a pretty good start in life. 

I have brown hair, brown eyes, and I grew up lying on a bench in 
the Church house until I could sit up and walk. My mother was then 
Primary teacher. 

I was baptized 30 Jan. , 1952. 

I started to school at the age of six and when I was twelve years old 
we moved to Grace, Idaho. I enjoyed school there and I also worked 
for ex-bishop, Wesley W. Hubbard. I worked there three and a half 
years and we moved back to Lava. There wasn't anything to do so I went 
to Ogden, Utah and got a job. Now I am working for Jess Holmes, and 
living with my sister. 

I am the youngest one in the family, but the tallest. I stand over 
six feet tall. 

I am thankful for my parents and my brothers and sisters. I know 
God will guide me to do what is right. 

(12-6-5) Willard Blaine Bell married Judith Kay Cook (b. 25 Feb. 
19^6, at Rock.oood, West Virginia, daugnter of D.rius I. Cook nnd 
Inez Dale "rag) 3 Sept. 1965, Pocate I lo, Bannock. Co., Idaho. 

(12-6-5)' Millard Blaine 'married J udith Kay Cook (b. 25 Feb. 19U6 
at Rockwood, West V irginia, daugnter of Darius I. Cook and Inez 
Dale Brag) 3 Sept. 196~5 at pocatello, Bannock Co. Idaho. 

They had the following children: 



Edna (12-7) married Elgin (b. 30 Jan. 1908 at Auburn, Lincoln Co. , 
Wyoming, son of Joseph Alfonso Wheelock and Cora Mabel Christiansen) 
19 Mar. 1942 at Pocatello, Bannock Co. , Idaho. Elgin bp. 18 June, 1916 
T. 21 Feb., 1961. Idaho Falls Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(12-7-1) Gene Lorraine Wheelock b. 20 Aug. 1949 - Boise, Ada Co. , 

bp. 31 Aug. 1957 

I, Edna Eggleston, daughter of Walter Moroni Eggleston and Emma 
Ethel Call, was born 6 April, 1916, at Cornish, Cache Co. , Utah . I 
was blessed 7 May, 1916. I attended elementary school at Cornish, and 
was baptized when eight years old on the 28 Sept. 1924, by Elder Byron 
Hogge, in the Benson Stake Tabernacle at Richmond, Utah. 

My mother died when I was six-and-a-half years old, leaving a 
family of eight children. My father married Lillian Loraine Baxter when 
I was eight years old, and later we had two new brothers. Ask my new 
mom what a little tom-boy I was, and she will tell you that I didn't want 
to wear anything but coveralls and no shoes. Maybe that accounts for 
my big feet now. 

We owned a small farm, 13 acres, about a mile from the center of 
town, on which we raised sugar beets, potatoes, alfalfa, a big garden, 
and usually about a third of an acre of onions; so we children learned to 
do all the things associated with a farm including milking seven cows. 
Town included a grocery store, school and church, and later a service 
station, and served about 300 people. In addition my father worked at the 
Cornish sugar factory and did carpenter work. 

When I was 13 the family moved to Smithfield to operate a cafe and 
we stayed for seven months, and then went back to the farm. 

I graduated from the Cornish grade school with a group of eight- 
four girls and four boys, then went to attend North Cache High School at 
Richmond. It was a distance of 12 miles and we traveled by bus. I 
graduated with a class of 126 in 1934, and also graduated from Seminary 
the same time. I had my patriarchal blessing at this time, and I was 
told I would work with the youth of the church. 

During the summers on the farm, we would get up early and get our 
work done in the fields, so we didn't have to be out in the hot afternoon 
sun, and then we would go down in our cement cellar where it was cool 
and sit on the bed and embroidery. Many a happy afternoon was spent 
here with mom teaching us to sew. 

I taught classes in Sunday School, primary and Mutual as a girl. 


Dad helped build the new Church House in Cornish. Oh how proud we 
were of it. It was then that dad decided to go to Pocatello, Idaho to 
work. So he took mom and my two younger brothers with him, and Jay 
and I stayed and took care of the farm for the summer. The folks came 
home every weekend and this was the time mom told us to bottle the 
swiss chard that was in the garden. We bottled 87 quarts and gave the 
last wash tub full to the pigs, so I could go teach my Primary class. 
Boy, was she surprised. 

The family moved to Pocatello in November of 1936; Jay, Clyde, 
LaMoine and myself with Mom and Dad. The rest of the children were 
married by now. Dad was a carpenter, working on homes and an over- 
pass in the area. I got a job working as a waitress, and later a cook at 
Newberry's five and dime store. It was about this time that the Idaho 
Falls Temple was built, and dad drove to Idaho Falls and back every day 
with fellow workers. He was one of the interior finishers of the Temple. 
And here Jay went on his mission to the Southern States. 

I married Joseph Elgin Wheelock at Pocatello, 19 March, 1942. He 
was born 30 January, 1908 at Auburn, Wyoming. He was a carman on 
the U. P. Railroad. We lived in Pocatello for four years, then we bought 
a ranch on Rattlesnake Creek at Salmon, Idaho, with Elgin's family. We 
lived there four years and loved it. We had a beautiful ranch, lots of 
work, lots of fun and good times. 

Our daughter, Gene Lorraine Wheelock, was born 20 August, 1949, 
at Boise, Idaho. She was a tiny thing, only 4 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces at 
birth, and she went down to 3 pounds 11 ounces before she started to 
gain. She was six weeks old when they let us bring her home from the 
hospital. She weighed six pounds. When she was 5-1/2 years old, she 
had a heart operation, which gave her a complete life. 

In December of 1949 we came back to Pocatello, and the railroad, 
where we have lived ever since. 

I have enjoyed my church activity, working as teacher in Sunday 
School, Primary and Mutual, in 1st, 3rd, and 20th wards in Pocatello. 
I have been visiting teacher in 3rd and 20th ward. I was President of 
the Y. W. M. I. A. in 3rd ward for two years ; counselor in Primary in 
20th Ward for 3 years; Pocatello Stake Blazer Leader for 2 years, and 
at present I am Pocatello Stake Mia Maid Leader. 

My husband, Elgin, has been Scoutmaster in 20th Ward for 3 years; 
Ward Teacher and at present is Senior Aaronic Secretary and Ward Teacher 
Supervisor in 20th Ward. 

Gene is now almost 14 years old and is active in Sunday School and 
Mutual. Her main interest is music. She is learning to play the piano 
and has sang in church since she was small. 

We went to the Idaho Falls Temple on 21 February, 1961, where we 
were sealed, with our daughter for time and for all eternity, by President 
Kilpack. We had ten of our family and fourteen friends with us. It was 
a grand experience. 



Jay (12-9) married Merle (b. 10 Feb. 1926 at Salt Lake City, Utah, 
daughter of Hyrum Jacob Christiansen and Mary Taylor Nuttal) 3 Dec. 
1945 at Los Angeles, L. A. Co., Calif. Merle bp. 3 Mar. 1934 T. 22 
Jan. , 1946 I. F. T. 

They had the following children: 

(12-9-1) Ann Louise Eggleston b. 19 Nov. 1947 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho, 
bp. 11 Dec. 1955 
(12-9-2) Jay Christy Eggleston b. 19 Apr. 1949 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 4 May 1957 
(12-9-3) Peggy Jean Eggleston b. 7 Jan. 1954 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 3 Feb. 1962 
(12-9-4) Sheila Kaye Eggleston b. 15 Nov. 1956 - Idaho Falls, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
(12-9-5) Rodney Dale Eggleston b. 22 May 1962 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 

I was born 24 Nov. 1919 at Cornish, Cache, Utah. I was the ninth 
child of Walter Moroni Eggleston and Emma Ethel Call. It would appear 
that I am from two of the oldest families of America. Records of 
Massachuetts show Egglestons and Calls there before 1650. My mother 
passed away 2 Oct. 1922 just before my third birthday. I never remember 
seeing her, but I do remember reaching up to the edge of her casket and 
trying to see into it. Later I remember standing in the cemetery holding 
my fathers hand while six men with straps lowered her into the grave. 

My father married Lillian Lorraine Baxter 30 Aug. 1924. She was a 
remarkable woman to take over raising eight children whose ages were 
five to nineteen, when she was only twenty-one herself. She did her job 
well and today every child has love and respect for her. Two sons were 
born to her and my father. I have as much love and respect for these men 
as I have for my full brothers and sisters. My father lived until 5 Sept. 

I went to school in Cornish, Cache, Utah, starting in 1925 and continuing 


for eight years. I believe the first suit I ever had was when I graduated 
from the eighth grade. The ninth and tenth grades I went to North Cache 
High School. The eleventh and twelfth I attended Pocatello High School 
where I graduated in 1938. 

I was baptized 31 July, 19 32 in the West Cache Canal by Vernal 
Bergeson. I was ordained a deacon and then a teacher 

in Cornish. On 13 Feb. 1939 I was ordained an Elder by Robert Dye. 

I have taught the Deacon's Quorum and Junior Genealogy. I went 
into the States Mission in May 1940. I was set apart for my mission by 
George Albert Smith who was at that time an Apostle. Later he became 
the President of the Church. I returned in June 1942. Shortly thereafter 
I enlisted in the Marine Corps in which I served until 30 Nov. 1945. At 
the time I was discharged I held the rank of Platoon Sargent. During this 
period I served in Wellington, New Zealand, Guadalcanal, Boganville, 
Peleliu, and Okinawa. 

I married Merle Christiansen 3 Dec. 1945 in Los Angeles. We were 
sealed in the Salt Lake Temple 22 Jan. 1946. I met her at my brothers 
home in 1942 when I returned from my mission field. Her sister June 
is married to my brother Fay. Merle was born 10 Feb. 1926 in Salt 
Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was the daughter of Hyrum Jacob Christiansen 
and Mary Taylor Nuttall. Merle's great grandfather was President John 
Taylor. This lineage runs into the Kings of England and royalty through- 
out Europe. They moved to Los Angeles when she was three. Her mother 
passed away when she was fifteen. Her father lived until 28 May, 1958. 

After we were married we moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where my 
parents lived. I worked for them in a grocery store for nearly a year. 
Then on 3 Sept. 1946 I started to work for the Telephone Company. 

On 19 Nov. , 1947 a daughter was born in our home. We named her 
Ann Louise. Since then a son, Jay Christy (born 19 Apr. 1949) two 
daughters, Peggy Jean (born 7 Jan. 1954) and Sheila Kaye (born 15 Nov. 
1956) and another son, Rodney Dale (born 22 May 1962) have graced our 

We have spent most of our married life in Pocatello except for two 
years. In 1956 we moved to Idaho Falls, leaving there in May 1957. We 
then moved to Filer, Idaho where we stayed until February of 1958. 

I have served in the M. I. A. and Sunday School Superintendency for 
several years, worked with Senior Aaronic Priesthood and am at present 
the Superintendent of the First Ward Sunday School in the Pocatello Stake. 
Merle has taught Primary, M. I. A. , Sunday School and Relief Society. 
She also worked in the Primary Presidency and at present is teaching the 
Merrihand Class in Primary. 

A few of the rich experiences of my life follows: 


I served in the Southern States Mission and was transferred to Laurens, 
South Carolina. My companion and I made plans to tract an area and 


proceeded to it. I knocked on the door which opened and I spoke to the 
woman, "We are missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints and would like to come into your home and discuss the gospel 
with you. " "Come in" she said. This was the approach I used, inviting 
my companion and myself into the people's homes. We were invited 
into nearly every home that day. Later my companion told me, "Jay 
when you invited us into that first home I was shocked to think you would 
be so forward. I decided to try a similar approach, Lo and behold it 
worked. Now before you came, my forther companion and I hand't had 
much success in entering the homes of the city, so I had prayed asking 
our Father in Heaven to prepare a way that we might reach more people. 
You were the answer to that prayer. 


One day as we visited the Ward family in Sumter, South Carolina, 
Mrs. Ward said to Elder Hymas and myself, "Elders there is a man next 
door who is ill. His legs are swollen from a poison he got while working 
in the swamps, perhaps you should visit him. " We did, and explained 
the annointing of the sick. Then at his request, administered to him and 
returned to the Ward's. We sat upon their porch about 30 minutes be- 
fore the sun set and Mr. Ward joined us and asked, "How is Mr. Mc- 
Elveen? " I glanced at the sun and said, "When we left he was feeling 
about the same but before the setting of the sun he will begin to improve. ' 

Never have I felt the Spirit of the Holy Ghost as I felt it at that time. 
I knew that from that time forth he would begin to recover, and inquiry 
later proved that approximately at the time I made the above statement 
by the gift of the Holy Ghost that he began to improve and for the first 
time in over two weeks he was able to lay down and sleep that night, 
other nights he had slept in a sitting position. 


2nd WIFE 

Walter married Lillian (b. 15 Feb. 1903 at Rock Springs Wyoming, 
daughter of Alexander Baxter and Emily Checketts) 30 Aug. 1924 at 
Brigham City, Box Elder Co. , Utah. Lillian bp. 6 Sept. 1919. T. 16 
June, 1926. 

They had the following children: 

(B-16-1) Clyde B. Eggleston b. 3 Feb. 1927 - Cornish. Cache Co. , 


bp. 24 Nov. 1935 

m. 12 Sept. 1948 - Pauline Mark 

(B-16-2) Walter LaMoine Eggleston b. 12 Apr. 1933 - Cornish, Cache Co... 


bp. 12 Oct. 1941 

m. 10 Nov. 1955 - Janice Arlene Curzon 


My name is Lillian Lorraine Baxter Eggleston. I am one of a family 
of twelve children, six boys and six girls. My father worked in the mines 
in Rock Springs, Wyoming and on the railroad in Ogden, Utah. My 
mother was a wonderful helpmate to him. 

Before I was seven years old I had all of the childrens diseases including 
spinal meningitis which left me blind and paralyzed for some time. I was 
healed by the Father-in-Heaven through the prayers and the faith of my loved 

We moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, there was no Mormon church there 
and only one other Mormon family. We held church services in our homes. 
We always had the Mormon missionaries come to dinner on Sunday and 
at times during the week they would visit with us. My father never did 
join the Mormon Church but he always lived the religion, he welcomed 
the missionaries and helped them as much as he possibly could. 

My father became ill with heart trouble, the doctor said the altitude 
in Wyoming was too high for him so we moved to Salt Lake City. We put 
our furniture in storage and never did get it again, 

I was thirteen and in the fifth grade when I had to leave school and go 
to work at the American Linen Laundry. My sister Mae worked there 
too. We each earned $8. 00 a week, most of that went to help the family. 
We were happy and we had a lot of fun even if our finances were small, 
we were very dear and near to each other. 

In 1918 we moved to Cornish, Cache Co. . Utah. My father went to 
work at the sugar factory as a night watchman. We lived in a small 
green house with two bedrooms. The lucern grew up between the floor 
boards and we had a water pump in the yard. The weather was unbearably 
cold in the winter time and extremely hot in the summer, 


My mother and I did the janitor work at the sugar factory and we 
took in boarders. This helped immensely with our finances. 

Our dear mother passed away 11 Feb. 1922 of pneumonia, I was 
left with the responsiblity of keeping the home in order. 

I was working in a grocery store when I met Walter Eggleston, his 
wife had passed away some time before. He had been to my home before 
when my mother was alive, she had told me that he was a wonderful man. 
In June 1924 we had our first date. I fell in love with him and we were 
married 30 August 1924 in the court house andl6 June, 1926 we were 
sealed in the Logan Temple. 

Walter and I had thirty seven wonderful years together with his 
eight children and his grandchildren near by most of the time. We had 
two sons born to us. 

There was a great deal of work to do on the small farm and large 
garden and orchard. We used the food fresh in the summer and canned 
many hundreds of quarts of fruit, vegetables and meat for the winter use, 
as well as always having a full cellar of vegetables such as carrots : 
potatoes cabbage and other root vegetables. We had plenty of milk and 
honey. There was always plenty to eat if we worked for it. 

I can truthfully say that I married into a wonderful family. I have 
never regretted one minute of the time I have had with them. 

We left the farm and went into the restaurant business, we moved to 
Smithfield where we bought a confectionary, we called it the Chocolate 
Shoppe. Here we met many people and did well. We stayed there for 
about three years then went back to the farm. Later on we moved to 
Pocatello where we undertook to run a store, we remodeled it and made 
it into a restaurant. We were successful there. 

After living in Utah and Idaho for many years we decided we would 
take life easier and get away from the cold winters so we moved to Long 
Beach, California. We bought a grocery store just one block from the 
beach. We had good business and were happy there. 

Walter had a stroke in 1957, this made him unable to help so our son 
Clyde bought the store and I spent all of my time with Walter. I gave him 
all of my attention and made him as comfortable as possible. He was 
sick for four years when he passed away 5 September, 1961. 

All of our ten children are married and have happy homes. I love 
them all very much and I pray God's choicest blessings will be with each 
one of them. I am very grateful for them, they have been wonderful to 

Lillian's father died 9 Feb. 1928, while visiting with a son at Butte, 
Montana. He was buried in Providence, Utah beside his wife Emily 

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Clyde (B-l) married Pauline (b. 6 Nov. 1931 at Ogden, Weber 
Co. , Utah, daughter of Julius Mark and Bessie Elizabeth Lythgoe) 12 
Sept. 1948 at Pocatello, Bannock, Co. , Idaho. 

They had the following children: 

(B-16-1-1) Terri Lee Eggleston b. 1 Apr. 1952 - Pocatello, Bannock 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 30 Apr. I960 - con. 1 May I960, 

by Clyde B. Eggleston 
(B-16-1-2) Stephen C. Eggleston b. 26 Mar. 1955 - Long Beach, L. A. 

Co. , California 
bp. 3 Mar. 1963, con. 31 Mar. 1963 

by Clyde B. Eggleston 
(B-16-1-3) Lisa Kay Eggleston b. 22 July 1962 - Long Beach, L. A. 

Co. , California 
bp. Blessed and named 4 Aug. 1962 

by Clyde B. Eggleston 

Clyde and Pauline own and operate 2 apartment houses in Long Beach. 
They also operate a grocery store which they keep open seven days a week. 
They work together very successfully. They are good citizens in their 
community, clean and wholesome in their habits. They are good neighbors 
and are raising a nice family. 

Clyde and Pauline are very active in the church. Pauline is a counselor 
in the Primary and Clyde is Guide Patrol Leader. They were married in 
the Temple December 12, 1964, and had their children sealed to them. 



Walter LaMoine (B-Z) married Janice (b. 11 Sept. 1936 at Po:ai-e)lo, 
Bannock, Idaho, daughter of Ernest Albert Curzon and Arlene Green) 10 
Nov. 1955 at Long Beach, L. A. Co. , California. 

They had the following children: 

(B-17-2-1) Sheri Arlene Eggleston b. 27 Dec. 1958 - Long Beach.. 

L. A. Co. , California 
(B-17-2-2) Karen Sue Eggleston b. 10 Nov. I960 - Long Beach ; 

L. A, Co. , California 
(B-17-2-3) Michael LaMoine Eggleston b. 3 Dec. 1965 - Long Beach, 

L. A. Co. , California 
bp. Blessed and named by his father 

2 Jan. 1966 

LaMoine and his wife Janice are both active in the Latter-Day Saint 
Church. He is assistant Stake Clerk and she is a devoted Primary worker. 
He is a Public Accountant, Deon Von Lines, Import and Export, and has 
charge of 26 secretaries. 

Janice and LaMoine were married in the Temple 12 Dec. 1964 and had 
their two daughters sealed to them. Their son was born in the covenant 



Edna ( 13) married John Henry (b. 8 July or 8 June 1878, at 
Millcreek, Salt Lake, S. L. Co., Utah. d. Zl July 1948, son of Christian 
John Jensen and Marie Karren Hendrickson )16 Apr. 1908 at Blackfoot, 

They had the following children: 

(13-1) Mary (Marie) Jensen b. Zl Jan. 1909 - Blackfoot, Bingham 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 30 June 1917 

m. 1Z Aug. 1930 - LaMoine Wilson 
(13-Z) Henry LeRoy Jensen b. 5 May 1910 - Blackfoot, Bingham 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 4 May 1918 

m. 1Z Aug. 1930 - Fern Murphy 
(13-3) Nello Christian Jensen b. Zl Oct. 1911 - Blackfoot, Bingham 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 4 Nov. 1919 T. 18 July 1950. 

S. 6 Nov. 1950 
m. 6 Apr. 1935 - Ruby Jeppesen 
(13-4) Glendora Jensen b. 9 Aug. 1915 - Blackfoot, Bingham 

Co. , Idaho 

m. 13 Oct. 1938 - Claud Lee 
(13-5) John Robert Jensen b. 10 Sept. 1918 - Blackfoot, Bingham 

Co. , Idaho 
d. 18 Apr. 1919. S. ^6 Nov. 1950 
(13-6) Josephine Lorraine Jensen d. 8 Feb. 1921 - Cornish, Cache 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 6 Apr. 19Z9 

m. 18 Oct. 1938 - Wendell Wilson Wyatt 
(13-7) Melba Jensen b. 15 Feb. 19Z3 - Ogden, Weber Co. , 

bp. Z8 Feb. 1931 

m. 1Z Aug. 1941 - Nyle Stanley Bywater 
(13-8) Donald Ray Jensen b. Z4 Apr. 19Z7 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 May 1935 - T. 10 June 1949 

S. 6 Nov. 1950 
m. 10 June 1949 - Verla Tracy 

In the year 1889 Afton, Uinta Co. , Wyoming was a very small town. 
The neighbors helped in time of sickness and if anyone died the men made 
the coffins, dug the graves, and helped in any way they could. 


Edna was baptized 27 Dec. 1897 by her father, Joseph H. Call. When 
she was a small girl she could pick strawberries and help with the work. 

Her father owned half a block facing south with two houses on it 
for his two wives. He and his brother Anson also owned a Farm Impli- 
ment shop. The strawberry patch was behind the shop. 

Soon her father bought the other half of the city block and build a 
large building on the south side. He established a dance hall, furniture 
store, notions store and a carpenter shop in the building. 

Edna taught a primary class when she was 16 and was agent for the 
Childrens Friend magazine. She enjoyed doing things like that. Her 
mother was President of the Relief Society and Edna was a big help to 
her in that capacity. 

Edna moved with her mother to Blackfoot, Idaho where she met John 
Henry Jensen and married him soon after. They lived in Blackfoot for 
nine years, then moved to Cornish, Utah where they lived in Cornish at 
that time. They both worked in the church organizations. 

In 1927 the family moved to Brigham City, Utah. Here she was busy 
helping with funerals, working in Relief Society and Genealogy. She let 
her children choose for themselves which religion they preferred. 

Edna went to the temple and took out her Endowments in 1934. John, 
her husband did not go. After he passed away she went again 6 Nov. 
1950 and was sealed to John and had part of her family sealed to them. 

In 1956 she suffered two strokes within one year that left her para- 
lyzed. For two years her children took turns caring for her as best they 
could, she was then taken to a rest home where she resides at the present 
time, 1963. She enjoys living in the home, she has companions her own 
age. She is treated kindly and she is happy there. 

When she was young she made beautiful quilts. She spent much of 
her time helping the old and the sick people. She was always cheerful 
and helpful. 

John Henry Jensen, her husband was born at Little Cottonwood, Salt 
Lake. His mother died leaving him and a younger sister. They lived 
with his grandmother Jensen until 1882 when his father married Caroline 
Sophia Erickson, they all lived with her brother until they could build a 
home. His sister was adopted by another family. He was baptized at the 
age of eight in Mill Creek by John Redman. 

John Henry helped herd cattle on the banks of the great Salt Lake. 
He also helped his Uncle Henry on the farm for five years. When he was 
15 he went to herd sheep for Ray Miller. He worked there for two years 
then went to Nevada to work on a ranch owned by John Erickson. He 
went to work at a rock quarry west of Lehi, Utah, when he was 22 years 
of age. He worked there for two years then he went back to Murray to 
help his brother run his fathers place. 


In 1907 he went to Blackfoot to feed cattle for Frank Jensen. It was 
here that he met Edna Call and married her in 1908. He worked as a 
carpenter for three years in Blackfoot and one year he worked as a 
blacksmith in Pocatello. 

When he was a young boy his step mother forced religion upon him 
very often with the use of a switch. As he grew older he lost interest in 
the religious aspect of life. He left home at a very young age. He 
practically raised himself. He had one sister, three step sisters and one 
step brother. 

He went into the Dray business as a partner with Russell Suvell in 
Blackfoot, Idaho. Russell died the next year. John sold the business and 
moved his family to Cornish, Utah, and later, in 1927 to Brigham City, 
Utah where he did any type of work that was available. 

John Henry died 21 July 1948, at the age of 70 of a heart attack at 
Brigham City, Utah. He was buried in the Brigham City Cemetary. 



Mary ( 13-1) married LaMoine (b. 14 Sept. 1904 at Brigham City, 
Box Elder Co. , Utah, son of Robert Knox Wilson and Elizabeth Jensen) 
12 Aug. 1930 at Logan, Utah. 

They had the following children: 

( 13-1-1) DeLone Wilson b. 6 June 1931 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 3 Feb. 1940 T. 6 July I960 
m. 15 Dec. 1949 - Robert Cates 
( 13-1-2) Duane LaMoine Wilson b. 3. Apr. 1936 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 3 June 1944 T. 9 Dec. 1957 
m. 20 Dec. 1961 - Arlene Whitney 
(13-1-3) LuJuanna Wilson b. 25 Aug. 1941 - Brigham Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Nov. 1949 
( 13-1-4) Ronald Kent Wilson b. 13 Mar. 1948 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 29 Sept. 1956 

Mary and LaMoine have resided all their married life in Brigham 
City. They lived up town for several years, then built a home on their 
farm north of town. LaMoine has always been a farmer. He farmed for 
his father before he was married and then after his father's death he 
purchased the original Wilson farm for himself. It had been a life long 
desire to have a home of his own on the original Wilson home site. Farm- 
ing and raising a family has taken most of his time in life. 

LaMoine has always taken an interest in community life but was con- 
tent to leave the activity and notoriety to others. 

Mary has taken an active interest in church, community, and school 
activities. She has worked in the M. I. A. , the Primary and the Relief 
Society. She has taken an interest in P. T. A. and other school activities. 
She went to work for the American Sportswear Co. after her children 
were all in school, she still works there at this time 1963. She has always 
been an expert seamstress and very adept in all kinds of handicraft. 
They were very proud to have Duane called to serve a mission for the 
church, they enjoyed his mission with him and supported him in every way 

Another proud day in their lives was when their daughter DeLone 
and her husband Bob took their children and went to the Temple to be 
married and to have their children sealed to them. Now they are looking 

forward to seeing their youngest daughter LuJuanna graduate from college 
next June. She will receive her B.S. degree in education from the Utah 
State University. 



DeLone ( 1 3- 1 - 1) married Robert (b. 19 Oct. 1926 at Portland, 
Multnomah, Co. , Ore. , son of Richard Albert Cates and Mary Sophrona 
Christensen) 15 Dec. 1949 at Brigham City, Box Elder Co. , Utah. 

They had the following children: 

-(13-1-1-1) Terry Lynn Cates b. 13 Oct. 1950 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 24 Jan. 1959. S. 6 July I960 Logan 

(13-1-1-2) Gregory Allen Cates b. 7 Aug. 1952 - Ogden, Weber Co. , 

bp. 5 Nov. I960 - S. 6 July I960 
(13-1-1-3) Debra Ann Cates b. 20 Feb. 1956 - Lancaster, L. A. 

Co. , California 
bp. S. 6 July 1960 
(13-1-1-4) Anthony Bryan Cates b. 11 Aug. 1958 - Lancaster, L. A. 

Co. , California 
bp. S. 6 July I960 

DeLone and Bob met at a basketball game while she was going to 
high school. She graduated from Box Elder High School in May 1949. 
She and Bob were married and moved to Logan on New Years Day, 1950 
where Bob was attending the Utah State University. In July 1950 Bob 
entered the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant. He had been in the R. O. T. C. 
while attending school. He was sent to Biloxi, Mississippi. He took 
his family with him. They enjoyed their stay in Mississippi and returned 
to Brigham City in July 1952. 

Bob was sent to Germany in August 1952 and returned in November 
the same year. He was honorably released in Dec. 1952. In Feb. 1953 
they moved to The Salt Lake Area where they lived in both Bountiful and 
Murray. Bob operated a service station for Wasatch Oil Co. and attended 
Radio Insitute, a trade school in Salt Lake City. He graduated in Dec. 

The family moved to Lancaster, California where Bob worked for 
Northrup Air Craft Co. , until May, 1956, then they moved to Palo Alto, 
California where he worked for Lockheed Aircraft Co. until March 1957, 
then they went back to Lancaster. This time he worked for Convair 
Astronotics. In August he was transferred to Cheyenne, Wyoming to work 
for Convair there. 


During all this moving around they always wanted to come back home, 
so in Sept. 1961 they came back to Brigham and Bob went to work for 
Thiokol Chemical Corp. They built a new home on Holiday Drive and 
moved into it on 11 Feb. 1962. During this time they brought into the 
world four lovely children. They are very proud of their family and 
spend a great deal of time enjoying them. 

They have both been active in the church, civic, and P. T. A. groups. 
DeLone has taught primary in both Palto Alto, and Cheyenne. She was 
historian for the primary in Lancaster, and Relief Society teacher in 
Cheyenne and a visiting teacher in Palo Alto. She and Bob were secretary 
and President respectively, of a Young Married's group in Cheyenne, 
Wyoming. She is now a Cub Scout Den mother in the 14th ward in Brigham 
City, Utah. Bob was Secretary of the Welfare Committee in Lancaster, 
Assistant Ward Clerk in Cheyenne, also held several offices in the Fourth 
Quorum of Elders in Cheyenne. He has been so busy completing their 
new home since they came back to Brigham that he has not done much but 
attend his meetings, but he hopes to get back to work in the church soon. 



Duane (13-1-2) married Arlene (b. 1Z Sept. 1942 at Brigham City, 
Box Elder Co. , daughter of Delmar Alonzo Whitney and Naina DeEsta 
Robinson) 20 Dec. 1961, at Logan, Cache Co., Utah Temple. Arlene 
bp. 23 Nov. 1950 T. 20 Dec. 1961. Duane endowed in Temple 9 Dec. 

They had the following children: 

Duane and Arlene were both raised in the Brigham City area and 
attended Brigham City schools. Duane graduated from Box Elder High 
School in May of 1954 and Arlene graduated from the same school in 
May, I960. After graduation Arlene attended the University of Utah for 
a year, then enrolled in Henagers Business College. She received many 
scholastic honors during her school there. She completed her course of 
instruction at Henagers in the fall of 1962, then went to work for Thiokol 
Chemical Corp. at Brigham City where she is still employed. 

Duane was called on a mission to the Northwestern States in Dec. 
1957. He enjoyed his mission very much and returned to Brigham City 
Dec. 1959. He attended Weber College for two years and worked for the 
Internal Revenue Service in Ogden for three years. 

Duane is now working for Thiokol Chemical Corp in Brigham City. 
They are living in Ogden. Duane likes farming and helps his father on 
the family farm a lot of the time. 



LeRoy ( 13-2) married Fern (b. 15 Aug. 1911 at Corinne, Box Elder 
Co. , Utah, daughter of Milton Floyd Murphy and Emma LoVean Jensen) 
12 Aug. 1930. Fern bp. 4 Sept. 1926. 

They had the following children: 

(13-2-1) Dauna Mae Jensen b. 1 Apr. 1931 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 1 Feb. 1940 

m. 21 Nov. 1951 - Lyle Hamilton 
(13-2-2) Roger LeRoy Jensen b. 2 Feb. 1934 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Nov. 1944 

m. 3 May 1958 - Ann Lorrain Noyes 
(13-2-3) John Milton Jensen b. 3 May 1936 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Nov. 1944 

m. 24 Feb. 1962 - Lois Iverson Smith 
(13-2-4) Barbara Joyce Jensen b. 3 Oct. 1950 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 1 Nov. 1958 
(13-2-5) Ruth Elaine Jensen b. 30 Apr. 1957 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
(13-2-6) David Floyd Jenson(sb)b. 4 Mar. 1959 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
d. 4 Mar. 1959 - Brigham, Box Elder 
Co. , Utah 

LeRoy was born in Blackfoot, Idaho. He moved with his family to 
Cornish, Cache Co. , Utah in 1919 and then to Ogden, Weber Co. , Utah 
in 1923. He went to Ogden schools and attended Weber High School. In 
1927 they moved to Brigham City. He worked in Tremonton for awhile 
then he and his brother Nello operated the Atlas Service Station in 
Brigham for several years. It was during this time that he and Fern met. 
She was working with his sister at the Baron Woolen Mills and was in- 
vited to his home by his sister. 

Fern went to grade school in Corinne and graduated from Box Elder 
High School in May, 1929. She and LeRoy met in the fall of 1929 and were 
married in August, 1930. They made their home in Brigham City until 
the depression when they moved to Thistle, Utah Co. , Utah. There LeRoy 
operated a Utah Oil Service Station for three years. They returned to 
Brigham City in Nov. 1942. LeRoy went to work at the Bushnell General 


Hospital and worked there until they closed, then he transferred to the 
Utah General Depot. He has just completed his twenty years of service 
for the Government at the Depot as a plumber in the Maintenance Dept. 

He is very much interested in fishing and hunting, he and his boys 
spend many happy hours in the pursuit of these sports. 

Fern has spent her time as a housewife and mother and has taken 
great interest in church activities. She has held several positions in the 
Primary organization and has given 15 years of service to that cause. 
She is a Primary teacher at the present time. She is also a teacher in 
the Relief Society, a block teacher for the Relief Society also. She is 
President of the Ninth Ward choir. She takes great delight in what she 
calls her second family. She was blessed with a little girl after her 
third child was 14-1/2 years old and then another little girl six years 
later. Two years after this, a baby boy was born to them, he died at 
the time of his birth. Not many people have the privilege of raising a second 
family in their later years. She enjoys it very much. 

In the spring of 1961 they built an apartment onto the south side of 
their home for Fern's mother and now she is part of their family. The 
family all enjoy having her there close by. 

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Duana Mae (1-13-2-1) married Lyle (b. 10 Aug. 1930 at Brigham 
City, Box Elder Co. , Utah, son of Chester Samuel Hamilton and Idonna 
Bloxham) 21 Nov. 1951 at Brigham City, Box Elder Co., Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(1- 13-2-1-1) Steven Chester Hamilton b. 9 Sept. 1952 - Brigham, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
(1-13-2-1-2) Kenneth LeRoy Hamilton b. 12 Oct. 1953 - Brigham, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
(1-13-2-1-3) Clare Ann Hamilton b. 29 Dec. 1954 - Brigham, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
(1-13-2-1-4) Mark Lyle Hamilton b. 27 Oct. 1956 - Jerome, Jerome 

Co. , Idaho 
(1-13-2-1-5) Gail Sue Hamilton b. 11 May 1958 - Jerome, Jerome 

Co. , Idaho 

(1-13-2-1-6) Jeffery Don Hamilton b. 9 Nov. 1961 - Roy, Weber Co., 


Duana and Lyle met while attending Box Elder High School at Brigham 
City. After he graduated Lyle went to University of Utah where he majored 
in pharmacy. He graduated in June 1953 as a registered pharmacist. He 
worked in Brigham City for his father for three years in the Hamilton 
Drug. He then went to Jerome, Idaho to run the Hamilton Drug store 
there. In August 1959 he and his brother Max and his father incorporated 
and opened a large department type drug store at Roy, Weber Co. , Utah, 
and Lyle came there to manage that store where he is working at this 
time, 1963. 

Duana graduated from Box Elder High School in 1949. She attended 
Weber College for one year and then the University of Utah for one year 
where she also majored in pharmacy. After her marriage she discontinued 
school and raised a family. They have both been very active in civic groups. 



Roger ( 13-2-2) married Ann Lorraine (b. 6 July, 1939 at West 
Newbury, Mass. , daughter of Ralph Emery Noyes and Grace M. Howe) 
3 May, 1958 at Brigham City, Box Elder Co. , Utah. Ann Lorrain 
bp. 31 July 1949. 

They had the following children: 

(13-2-2-1) Gary L. Jensen b. 21 Dec. 1958 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
(13-2-2-2) JeNel Jensen b. 30 Sept. I960 - Brigham, Bex Elder 

Co. , Utah 
(13-2-2-3) Curtis R. Jensen b. 7 July 1962 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 

Roger and Ann met while attending Box Elder High School. Roger 
graduated in 1952, that fall he entered the Brigham Young University at 
Provo, Utah where he attended for one quarter before joining the Navy 
for four years. While he was in the Navy he attended electronics school 
at Treasure Island, California. He graduated with honors and attained 
the rank of Electronics mate 2nd class. He was honorably released from 
the navy in April 1957. He entered the Utah State University in January 
1958 where he majored in Electronical Engineering. He graduated with 
his B. S. degree in June 1962. He is now working for Hercules Powder 
Co. , at Baccus, Utah. They live at Granger, Utah. 

Ann is a convert to the gospel. Her whole family was converted while 
they lived in Kensington, New Hampshire by two missionaries, Berwin 
Andrus of Salt Lake and Eugene Larsen from Idaho. Her family was 
baptized 31 July, 1949. They came to Utah in July 1951. She was 
sealed to her parents 5 June, 1953 in the Logan Temple. She graduated 
from Box Elder High School in May 1957. She attended Henagers Business 
College and on completing her course, she went to work for Thiokol 
Chemical Co. She discontinued her work before Gary was born and is 
now a housewife and mother. 

Since writing this, Roger and Ann have bought a new house at Hunter, 
Utah and will make their home there after the first of October. 

Roger and Ann take an active interest in church. Ann has worked in 
the primary and Sunday School. Roger is assistant Explorer leader in 
the M. I. A. 



John (13-2-3) married Lois (b. 14 Sept. 1938 at Tremonton, Box 
Elder Co. , Utah, daughter of Amos Andrew Iverson and Thelma Hansen) 
24 Feb. 1962. Lois bp. 28 Sept. 1946. 

They have the following children: 

(13-2-3-1) Marie Collin b. 25 Oct. 1951 


John and Lois were both raised in the Box Elder Co. , area and attended 
schools there. John graduated from Box Elder Seminary in 1953 and from 
Box Elder High School in May 1954. After graduation he entered the 
Navy. He spent most of his time in the Navy in the Pacific area, he was 
in Japan for quite awhile. He was discharged in July 1956. He came 
home for a short time, then enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in the spring 
of 1957. While he was in the Air Force he spent an eighteen month tour 
of duty in Cassablanca, Morrocco. He was released in the spring of 1961. 

Lois graduated from Bear River High School in May 1956. She then 
attended Utah State University for awhile then the Weber College at Ogden. 
She then accepted employment at Hill Air Force Base. After that she 
went to work for Thiokol Chemical Corp. 

Lois married Collin Smith in 1956, they had a daughter, Marie Colleen. 
She and Colin were divorced in Feb. 1961. 

John met Lois while she was working at Thiokol. They were married 
24 Feb. 1962. John went to work for Federal Aviation in August 1962, 
they moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for eight weeks, then went to 
Minchumina Lake, Alaska. They will be in Alaska for at least two years. 
They enjoy living there very much. 

Marie is five years old and is loved very much by her parents. 



Nello (13-3) married Ruby (b. 14 Dec. 1914 at Mantua, Box Elder 
Co. , Utah, daughter of Charles Nels Jeppesen and Sophia Magdalene 
Anderson) 6 April 1935. Ruby bp. 9 Feb. 1923. T. 18 July 1950 

They had the following children: 

(13-3-1) Marie Louise Jensen b. 12 Jan. 1936 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Mar. 1944. S. 18 July 1950 
m. 23 Oct. 1954 - NormanMartin 
( 13-3-2) Joan Kay Jensen b. 9 Sept. 1938 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 28 Sept. 1946. S. 18 July 1950 

T. 8 Apr. 1961 
m. 28 Apr. 1961 - David Vanden Bosch 
(13-3-3) Katherine Jensen b. 21 Feb. 1942 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Mar. 1950 
(13-3-4) Carol Jensen b. 24 Dec. 1944 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 3 Jan. 1953 
( 13-3-5) Nello Charles Jensen b. 30 Jan. 1948 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 3 Mar. 1956 
(13-3-5) Nello Charles Jensen b. 30 Jan. 1948 - Brigham Box Elder, 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 3 Mar. 1956 
(13-3-6) Randall Clair Jensen b. 22 Jan. 1953 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Feb. 1961 

Nello and Ruby have lived in the Brigham City area all of their married 
life. They lived for a few years at Mantua, Utah, just a few miles up the 
canyon. They both attended Box Elder High School. Nello graduated in 
1931 and Ruby in 1933. 

Nello and his brother operated the Atlas Service Station in Brigham 
City for several years. 


When Utah General Depot was established in Ogden he went to work 
for the government, and has now completed twenty years of service there. 
He is a shop foreman in the Maintenance Department. 

Nello accidentally broke his leg shortly after going to work for the 
government and was laid up for some time. This was a hardship for 
the family as it was an off the job accident and carried no insurance or 
job compensation. 

During his working time at the Depot he sustained an eye injury and 
as the result of this accident he has had several minor operations and has 
to wear corrective glasses. 

Nello is very active in the church. He has been a Sunday School 
teacher, a ward teacher, and at the present time 1963, he is Aaronic 
Priesthood Secretary in the Ninth Ward and also Aaronic Priesthood 
Secretary of the Box Elder Stake. He has held this position in the ward 
for many years. 

Ruby is also very active in church work. She has been a Mutual 
Improvement teacher and also a Mutual secretary. She has been a teacher 
in Primary and a Primary In-Service teacher in the Ninth ward and has 
been on the Primary Stake Board in the Box Elder Stake. At the present 
time she is a Block Teacher for the Ninth Ward Relief Society, and also 
a Primary techer in the Ninth Ward. 

She has worked some outside of her home since completing her 
family. I mean since Randy was born, but her principal occupation is 
being a successful mother and homemaker. 

Nello and Ruby were married in a civil marriage in 1935, on the 18 
July, 1950 they were married in the Logan Temple and had all of their 
children sealed to them. This was an outstanding day in their lives. 



Marie (1-13-3-1) married Norman (b. 13 Oct. 1934 at Ogden, Weber 
Co. , Utah, son of Arthur Teriffa Martin and Emma Leone Buckley) 23 
Oct. 1954 at Ontario, California. 

They had the following children: 

(1-13-3-1-1) Christine Marie Martin b. 2 July 1956 - Corona, River- 
side, California 



(1-13-3-1-2) Craig Norman Martin b. 15 Aug. 1958 - Brigham, Box 

Elder, Utah 



(1-13-3-1-3) Cary John Martin b. 14 July I960 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 



d. . 

Marie and Norman met while attending high school. Marie had lived 
all her life in Brigham City area. She graduated from the Box Elder High 
School Seminary 15 May, 1953 and from Box Elder High School 21 May 
1954. After her graduation she went to work for the Mountain States 
Telephone Co. , and worked there until her marriage. 

Norman was born in Ogden but spent most of the first twelve years 
of his life in Southern California. After that he came to Utah where he 
graduated from Monroe Jr. High. He then attended Ogden High and 
graduated 8 June 1953. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in January, 1954, 
and was still in the Navy when he and Marie were married. During the 
time he was in the Navy they lived in California, in the towns of Ontario, 
Corona, and Oceanside. He was honorably discharged in Nov. 1957 as 
a hospital corpsman 2nd class. After his discharge they returned to 
Utah and settled in Salt Lake City, where he enrolled in the University 
of Utah College of Pharmacy. 

While attending school he worked part time at the Walgreen Drug in 
Salt Lake. He graduated 5 June, 1961 with a B. S. degree in Pharmacy. 

He worked for Walgreens after graduation and on 12 Oct. 1961 he 
was transferred to Casper, Wyoming to be assistant manager of the Drug 
store there. 

They bought a lovely home at 2700 Belmont Road where they now reside. 
Norman is licensed to practice pharmacy in both Utah and Wyoming. 

Marie has worked in the Primary organization in the different wards 
where she has lived and is now a teacher in the Relief Society. 



Joan (1-13-3-2) married David (b. 9 Jan. 1939 at Ogden, Weber Co., 
Utah, son of Lou Henry Vanden Bosch and Ella Rebecca Dean) 28 Apr. 
1961 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. T. 28 Apr. 1961. 

They had the following children: 

(1-13-3-2-1) Melanie Vanden Bosch b. 26 Jan. 1962, Ogden, Weber 

Co. , Utah 

David attended school in the Ogden area and graduated from Ogden 
High School in June 1957. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and was 
stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. After his discharge in 1959 he en- 
rolled in Weber College. 

Joan graduated from Box Elder Seminary inl955 and from Box Elder 
High School in May 1956. After graduation she worked for Mountain 
States Telephone Co. at their Brigham City office until the dial conversion 
then she was transferred to the Ogden office in the fall of 1959. 

She met David on a double date in August of I960. They were engaged 
in Jan. 1961 and married in the Logan Temple by President A. George 
Raymond, 28 April, 1961. They live in Ogden where David is still 
attending college. He works part time at the Thomas Dee Memorial 
Hospital. They are looking forward to his graduation soon. 1963. 

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Glendora (1-13-4) married Claud Lee (b. 26 Aug. 1913 at Ogden, 
Weber Co. , Utah, son of Edgar Lee and Elizabeth Smith) 13 Nov. 1935 
at San Francisco, Alameda Co. , California. 

They had the following children: 

(1-13-4-1) Jacque Lee b. 29 Apr. 1937 - Blackfoot - Bingham 

Co. , Idaho 


2nd Husband - Paul Babbitt 

Glendora is living somewhere in the Ogden area. She has been 
divorced from Claude Lee and has made other marriages which I am 
unable to get information on. 

Jacque is living in California and has a small son but I do not know 
her address or the other information about her. 



Josephine Lorraine (1-13-6) married Wendell (b. 16 April 1913 at 
Langnau, Kentucky, son of Edgar Wyatt and Martha Jane Hodges) 18 
October 1937 at 

They had the following children: 

(1-13-6-1) Wendell Ray Wyatt b. 1 Oct. 1943 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 

bp. 24 May 1952 


(1-13-6-2) Jane Wyatt b. 31 Jan. 1947 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 

bp. 6 Aug. 1955 


(1-13-6-3) Jean Wyatt b. 31 Jan. 1947 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 

bp. 6 Aug. 1955 



Lorraine attended school in the Brigham City schools until her family 
moved to Blackfoot, Idaho in the fall of 1936. She did not finish high 
school because she met Wendell and they were married when she was only 
sixteen. After her marriage she went to work at the First Security 
Bank in Brigham City and worked there for several years. Wendell came 
Brigham with the C. C. C. Camp. Then the war came and he was called 
in into the service. He went into the U. S. Seabees in Julyl943. Lorraine 
stayed with her family while he was away. Wendell was released in 
October 1945. He went back into construction work as a Heavy Duty 
Operator. They were very much surprised with the birth of twin girls in 
January 1947, they were very tiny at birth but they were soon doing well. 
Wendell and Lorraine were divorced in 1949. 


Josephine (1-13-6) married Howard (3 June 1916 at Moore, Butte 
Co. , Idaho, son of John J. Knudsen and Rosalia Amelia Jeppesen) 8 Feb. 
1950 at Ogden, Weber Co. , Utah. 

They had the following child: 

(1-13-6-4) Laurie Knudsen b. 7 Dec, 1955 - Brigham, Box Elder Co., 

Howard attended Brigham City schools. He and Lorraine knew each 
other during their school days, so they were not strangers when they met 


again before their marriage. After their marriage they made their home 
in Brigham City until 1 Oct. 1961 when they moved to Clarkston, Cache 
Co. , Utah. Howard is a bricklayer, and has worked on many construction 
jobs in the area. Lorraine's son Wendell Ray, entered the U. S. Air 
Force 1 June 1961 and is now serving on Okinawa, in the South Pacific 
as a Radio Radar Technician in 1962. The twin girls are in their first 
year at high school, and Laurie, the baby of the family just entered the 
first grade of school this year, 1962. 



Melba (1-13-7) married Nyle (b. 20 Feb. 1923 at Corinne, Box Elder 
Co. , Utah, son of James Ora Bywater and Edna Johnson ) 8 Aug. 1942 at 
Burley, Cassia Co. , Idaho. Nyle bp. 2 June 1934. 

They had the following children: 

(1-13-7-1) Nyle Jay Bywater b. 8 Aug. 1943 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 

m. 16 Dec. I960 - Gwen Sylvester 
(1-13-7-2) Ronald Stanley Bywater b. 18 June 1946 - Burley, Cassia Co. , 

d. 26 Jan. 1961 
(1-13-7-3) Douglas Bywater b. 18 June 1947 Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
(1-13-7-4) Shelley Bywater b. 12 Jan. 1949, Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 5 Dec. 1959 
(1-1 3-7-5) Yvonne Bywater b. 12 Jan. 1950 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 2 July I960 
(1-13-7-6) Becky Lynn Bywater b. 9 Sept. 1954 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 

Melba and Nyle were both raised in the Brigham City area. Melba 
went to grade school in Brigham, then her family moved to Blackfoot, 
Idaho in the fall of 1936. She attended Blackfoot High School and graduated 
from the Seminary and from the school in the spring of 1940. The family 
moved back to Brigham in 1941. 

Shortly after moving back she met Nyle, they were married in August 
1942. Nyle was called into the U. S. Army Air Force that same year. 
She stayed home with her parents while he was gone. He was honorably 
discharged in the spring of 1945. They moved to Burley, Idaho that year 
and lived there for a year, they came back to Brigham again in 1946. 

Nyle has worked in different types of construction work most of their 
married life. He worked out at Little Valley helping to build the Causeway 
across the Great Salt Lake. Then he worked for some time on the con- 
struction of the Willard Bay Project. He is presently employed by Parson 


Red-E-Mix and Paving Co. in Brigham City. 

The family was saddened by the sudden death of their second son 
Ronald on the 26th of January, 1961. He was sick for only a few hours, 
the cause of his death has never been satisfactorily explained. 

Nyle and Melba and their children are a very close knit family, they 
find much happiness in their home and family association. 



Nyle (13-7-1) married Gwen (b. 22 June 1942 at Garland, Box 
Elder Co. , Utah, daughter of Edward Arthur Silvester and Delia Marie 
Hess) 16 Dec. 1942 at Perry Box Elder Co. , Utah. Gwen bp. 4 Nov. 

They had the following children: 

(13-7-1-1) Stanley Jay Bywater b. 18 May 1962 - Tremonton, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 

Nyle and Gwen both attended Box Elder County schools. They were 
married in December I960 and made their home in Brigham City, Utah 
until the summer of 1962 when they moved to Mantua, Box Elder Co. , 

Nyle has worked for Plumbing and Heating contractors in Brigham 
City for several years and is presently employed by Jim Jones Heating 
and Cooling Co. Now in 1963 they are both very proud of their new son. 



Donald (13-8) married Verla (b. 21 Oct. 1927 at Yost, Box Elder 
Co. , Utah daughter of Abraham Tracy and Clara Emma Smith) 10 June 
1949 at Logan Cache Co., Utah. T. 10 June 1949. 

They had the following children: 

(13-8-1) Michael Ray Jensen b. 6 Sept. 1951 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
bp. 3 Oct. 1959 
(13-8-2) Christ Tracy Jensen b. 17 Jan. 1954 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
(13-8-3) Myron Lee Jensen b. 17 Dec. 1957 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 
(13-8-4) Byron Kay Jensen b. 17 Dec. 1957 - Brigham, Box Elder 

Co. , Utah 

When I arrived I was welcomed by seven brothers and sisters. 

I attended grade school at Brigham City, Utah and Blackfoot, Idaho. 
I graduated from Box Elder High School at Brigham City 3 June, 1945. 

I enlisted in the United States Navy 27 March, 1945 and was honorably 
discharged 1 Aug. 1946. 

I attended "Boot" camp at San Diego, Calif, then spent three months 
at Camp Kerney, California and the remainder of the time aboard the air- 
craft carrier Prince William, CVE 31. The "PEE WILLIE" took me to 
many interesting places including Honolulu, several Pacific Isles, the 
Panama Canal, and then we put her in mothballs at the Philadelphia Navy 
Yard in Pennsylvania. This gave me the opportunity to visit New York 
City and Washington, D. C. 

I started to court my wife, Verla Tracy, Feb. 1948. I knew her in 
High School, we had an English class together, but it was not until I saw 
her at a fire (Francis Christensen barn burned) that I said "I'm going to 
ask Verla for a date, " which I did and many dates followed. 

Verla graduated from Box Elder High School 3 June, 1945. She was 
employed at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph office at Brigham 
City as a telephone operator in 1945. On the 12 Sept. 1948 she was given 


the responsibility of chief operator which she held until the time of dial 
conversion, 5 Feb. I960, then her work was completed. 

I lived with my parents after I returned from the Navy. I worked at 
Utah General Depot in Ogden, Utah as a Heavy Duty equipment mechanic. 

In July 1948 my father died, leaving behind many fond memories, and 
a great void in our family life. He had been in ill health for as long as I 
could remember, and was a source of uncomplaining cheerfulness even the ugh 
living was so tough. His discipline of me was never harsh. I always 
felt his guiding hand when temptations arose and my conscience would 
recall his words of wisdom. His advice was always simple in words, but 
very deep in meaning. He especially advised me about my work to show 
interest, make suggestions, and always try to earn what I was being paid 

Verla and I were married 10 June, 1949 in the Latter-day Saint Temple 
at Logan, by President Elray L. Christiansen. We made our home in 
Brigham City, Utah. 

We had been married about one and one-half years when I was recalled 
into the United States Navy, November 1950. I was stationed at Treasure 
Island, San Francisco, California for several weeks awaiting assignment. 

Verla visited me there but it was a very sad episode in our lives, 
saying good-bye so many times. 

I was assigned to the Naval Air Station, Agana, Guam in the Marianas 
Islands. My duties mainly consisted of patrolling the station in a jeep 
and standing guard at the gates and gasoline storage area. 

The island had many beautiful beaches, other than that there was 
little to produce any enjoyment and the time went very slowly. 

I was very fortunate to receive an emergency leave in Aug. 1951. I 
came home to be with Verla when our first son was born. After that I re- 
turned to Treasure Island to await a ship to take me back to Guam. My 
discharge came through in October so I did not have to go back. 

I attended college at Utah State University at Logan, Utah from Jan- 
uary 1052 to March 1956 and received a Bachelors degree in Tool 
Engineering 2 June 1956. After I graduated I worked at Hill Field Air 
Force Base, Ogden, Utah for one year, then for Thiokol Chemical Corp. 
at Brigham City for one year. Then I returned to Hill Field Air Force 
Base where I am pres ntly employed as a Mechanical Engineer. 

Verla and I have been blessed with four very fine sons, Michael Ray 
had brown eyes and black hair, he was a beautiful baby weighing 6 pounds. 
Chris Tracy had brown eyes and practically no hair at all. He was a 
happy baby and weighed six and one-half pounds. Myron Lee and Byron 
Kay were twin boys with hazel eyes and blonde hair, they got in a hurry 


and arrived as a surprise package just before Christmas. One weighed 

3 pounds and the other four and a half Everyone should have the experience 

of raising twins, it is a lot of work but every minute is worth it. 

We moved into our first new home in Brigham City in January 1956. 
July 1959 we sold our home and started to build a home in Roy, Utah. 
While we waited for the new home to be built we lived in the basement 
apartment of Verla's mother's home in Brigham City, Utah. 

February I960 we packed up and went to Destin, Florida for three 
months temporary duty at Elgin Air Force Base I was assigned (as a 
civilian) to the Bomarc missile test site. We lived in a motel which 
overlooked the Gulf of Mexico, We had a great time on the beaches, 
swimming and gathering sea shells. 

We never caught any large fish but it was educational for the children 
and an opportunity to see much of the United States on our trips going and 

We moved into our new home at 2347 West 4900 South Roy, Utah, in 
May I960. We reside there at the present time. 



Martha (15) married Isaac H. Jensen (b. 24 July 1890, at Chesterfield, 
Bingham Co. , Idaho, son of Denmark Jensen and Lucinda Johnson, d. 28 
May 1947 at Erigham City, Box Elder Co. , Utah) 4 Oct. 1912 at Salt Lake 
City, Utah Co., Utah. Temple. Dit , d 4 January lyb8 at "righam City, "tah 

They had the following children: 

(15-1) Isaac Leon Jensen b. 5 Dec. 1913 - Blackfoot, Bingham Co., 

bp. 4 Apr. 1922 - T. 18 Apr. 1935 
m. 14 Nov. 1935 - Jennie Lena Perry 
(15-2) Anna Elenor Jensen b. 26 Feb. 1915 - Blackfoot, Bingham Co., 

bp. 3 Mar. 1923 
m. 1 Apr. 1938 - Deon Woolsey 
(15-3)Orland C. Jensen b. 28 Mar. 1916 - Blackfoot, Bingham Co., 

bp. 14 May 1924 T. 15 Mar. 1940 
m. 18 Nov. 1936 - Viola Nelson 
(15-4) Alonzo Levar Jensen b. 23 Aug. 1917 - Soda Springs, Caribeau, 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 3 Oct. 1925 T. 21 Feb. 1941 
m. 21 Feb. 1941 - Elenor Jeppson 
(15-5) Kenneth Denmark Jensen b. 14 Nov. 1918 - Blackfoot, Bingham Co., 

bp. 3 Dec. 1926 T. 20 June 1941 
m. 20 June 1941 - Elaine Montgomery 
(15-6) Worth Harding Jensen b. 3 Aug. 1921 - Blackfoot, Bingham Co. , 

bp. 5 Oct. 1929 T. 27 Mar. 1942 
m. 24 Nov. 1944 - LaWana Neilson 

bp. 12 Feb. 1933 
(15-7) Joseph Farrien Jensen b. 3 Jan. 1923 - Blackfoot, Bingham Co. , 

bp. 28 Feb. 1931 T. 21 June 1945 
m. 21 June 1945 - Anona Stanger, bp. 

19 May 1935. 
d. 2 May 1955 - Medford, Oregon 
(15-8) Afton Jensen b. 6 Feb. 1925 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Mar. 1933 

m. 6 July 1953 - Melvin Warren 
(15-9) Verretta Jensen b. 22 Mar. 1930 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 26 Mar. 1938 T. 1 Apr. 1949 
m. 21 Feb. 1951 - Joyce O'Niel Toland 


(15-10) Verretta Jensen b, 22 Mar, 1930 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp, 26 Mar, 1938 - T. 1 Apr. 1949 
m, 1 Apr, 1949 - Hazen Leon Loveday 
( 15- 11) Jewell Jensen b. 30 Oct. 1933 -Mantua, Box Elder 

Co, , Utah 
bp. 1 Nov. 1941 T. 17 Sept. 1952 
m. 17 Sept. 1952 - Ronald Delano Iverson 
(15-12) Robert Stanley Jensen b, 16 June 1938 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 4 Aug. 1946 
m. 7 May 1960 - Eva Cherie Grunig 


Martha Call Jensen, daughter of Joseph Hobrook Call and Martha 
Esther Williams, was born July 21, 1895 in Afton, Wyoming, Uinta County, 
She attended school in Afton. My sixth grade teacher was Mary A, Sullivan. 
She was an old maid, but a very wonderful teacher. 

My seventh grade teacher was Margaret Call, She had a wonderful 
singing voice so we loved to have her sing to us. In my eighth grade, the 
last two months I took sick and never did get a diploma. 

I was baptized by my father, Joseph H. Call, July 21, 1903, in 
Swift Creek, I made my birthday cake for my party, I spent much of my 
time as a child in Relief Society, as mother was President for nine years 
and there was a lot for a president to do in a small town. She went into 
the homes where there was sickness and death. Then the sisters had to 
take care of the dead. Until they were buried, someone had to stay with them 
all the time. 

I always attended primary, religion class and mutual as soon as I 
was old enough, In winter, after mutual, most of the young ones would 
go in a bob sleigh to the west of town and ride our small sleds down the 
hill. It was about a mile up, and then ride down, It was such fun, 

I spent a very happy childhood in Afton. Mother went into homes of 
the sick alot, when they were expecting a baby, they would send for her. 
In lots of places she took me along as I could help tend the children, 

Then as I got older I went as a hired girl to work for $, 75 a week, I 
cooked and washed dishes, When I was ten years old, mother being a 
second wife, and the law had been passed by the church that a man should 
not live with more than one wife, father and mother decided to live apart. 
He still helped to support us. My two sisters, Edna and Emma were both 
working to support themselves, 

When I was sixteen years old, mother went to Idaho to visit her mother 
so she decided to move there. She sent for me, I was working for Dr, and 
Mrs. Groom. I went by tram to Blackfoot and at the railroad station 
I met the man I later married, Isaac H, Jensen, His brother Jarve, was 
married to mother's sister, Emma, so they came to the train to see me, 


Mother later went back to Afton and sold our home and brought our 
furniture to Blackfoot. When she came back to Blackfoot, Grandmother 
Williams was very sick and she died the day mother got back there, 
November 19, 1911. Mother then bought grandma's home. 

Ike and I were married 4 September, 1912. I lived that first winter 
with mother as Ike was working for his brother Jarve in Sugar City. We 
were unhappy being separated, so in March he quit and came home. On 
the way home, he met Frank Jacobs. He was foreman for Austin Brothers 
Ranch at Soda Springs, Idaho. He said they needed a man and wife on 
the ranch, so when he came home he said we were going to go work there. 
It was $60. 00 a month and our board. 

We lived there eight years and had five children during that time. 
Mother came in May and stayed till the last of October to help me cook, 
for we had shearers and hay men. About forty regular men every day 
and lots of days ten extra, so we were always busy. On the weekends 
there were always several extra people from Salt Lake City who came to 
fish and hunt. 

The crew in the winter was eight to ten men and we were snowed in 
from November till April 15. When Leon was old enough to put in school, 
we moved back to Blackfoot. Ike went back to work with Jarve. 

Two years later Austin Brothers bought a farm in the Indian Reservation 
south of Blackfoot. They hired Ike to run it for them, so in the summer 
I would move out there and cook for hay men. 

The spring of 1925 we quit and came to Brigham, to work for Chet 
Knudson on a ranch in Corinne. It had a nice big house on it and we were 
very happy. We now had seven children. The job did not last very long 
as the man who was running part of the farm kept telling Ike how to do this 
and that so one day Ike blew up and quit. We moved to Mantua and got a 
job on the pipe line that was being layed to Brigham,, 

In September Grandpa Jensen and Aunt Anne wanted to go on a trip 
so they asked us to move into their house, and care for the place, so we 
did. They came back in November and we rented a house. That February 
Afton was born. Ike worked that winter for the sugar company, feeding 

Then in December of that year we bought a home in the Fifth Ward. 
Ike had gone to work hauling milk. There we spent eight happy years 
working in the church on the genealogy c ommittee, working with Francis 
and Vera Christiansen and we did much Temple work. Ike also worked 
in the Mutual as coach of the M-Men ball teams. Leon and Buss, our 
two oldest boys, were playing with them. 

I was in the Relief Society as a teacher and assistant secretary. I 
was a Trail Builder teacher in Primary. While we lived there our twin 
girls were born, Vernetta and Verretta. We were very happy when they 
came. Twins were quite unusual in those days. I also lost a stillborn 
baby while we lived there. 


In June. 1933, Ike came home at noon ar.d said, "We are moving tc 
Mantua, ; he had always wanted to live in Ma_-.tua„ We took cleaning towels 
and went up there and scrubbed and cleared the house he haa rented. By 
bed time we had our beds _p and ready to sleep there. 

Denmark Jensen, Ike's father and Ike had birthdays or. the 24 of 
July, so we decided to have a reunion that year. The chilare;. ail came 
and it was held at cur house. There were about ic v tv people there for 
two days and we had a wonderful time. 

In October \* e bought a home in Mantua and moved into it as we were 
expecting an addition to our family. She arrived Octcber 30, 1932, a small 
dark haired girl 'hat we named Jewell. She kept Anna from going to her 
Halloween party. That made twelve children lor is 

Ike was president of the Genealogy Committee. I was a member, also. 
We did a lot of temple work. Mantua v, or a trip tc the Salt Lake Temple 
and a tour through the temple while there. It was a wonderful day*. About 
forty people went through the early session and ther were taken through 
the temple. Then we all went to the park for dinner. It was a wonderful 

Chris and Mildred Rasmussen, Wallace and Ethel Jeppsen, and Ike 
and I went oie day a week to the temple, usually going through three times, 
then out to supper. It our dav of recreation and we enjoyed it very 

Ike s father died 21 July s 1937. We missed him very much as he 
had been so good to us and he used to like to gc r o the canyon with Ike 
and the boys. Later they would gD :p and camp then after the milk was 
hauled, Leon and Buss would go up and bring a load of wood home. It 
took about two weeks to get enough for our year's wood supply. They 
would saw it in lengths for the stove. They had made a saw from a car 
so it ran bv that powe v . After our %* cod was sawed, they did much wood 
sawing in Mantua and Brigham. 

On Friday afternoon 18 December, Buss was on his way to Brigham 
to saw wood or. Saturday. He was going to stay in town after the basketball 
game. He took our Christmas cards and packages with him. He was driving 
the saw outfit and on ore of the turns of the read he hit some ice and it 
threw the car into the creek rpside down. The saw landed on a big rock 
so it was not all in the water. Buss was pinned in. His leg was caught. 
He yelled for help but no one heard him, A neighbor came up the canyon, 
saw the saw and outfit, but did not look to see if anyone was there. After 
awhile he came ever tc see if we knew. It had been several hours since 
Buss had left so when he toid us we knew that Buss must still be under it. 
They went down and as they lifted the car up. Buss said. 'Father" then 
lost consciousness. They got him out and took him to the hospital, but he 
recovered completely* so that he was home with us for Christmas. The 
water was so cold that the men who helped to get him out had their clothes 
frozen stifi as they held the car up. 

Our family had row gotten old enough tc make homes lor themselves, 

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so Leon married Jennie Perry, 14 November, 1935. Anna married Deon 
Woolsey 1 April, 1938. 16 June, 1938 we had another visit from the 
stork bringing us a tiny blond boy. He was the thirteenth child. It took 
several months to find food that agreed with him, so he had to have lots 
of care. We named him Robert Stanley. 

On 24 December, 1938 Mother passed away and we had a very lonely 
Christmas without her the first year. She had always been with us on 
Christmas since we were married. We took her to Afton to be buried by 
Father. He had passed away several years before. There was also a baby 
daughter buried there. She died at nine months. 

Aunt Isabel had made all the arrangements for her burial. They had 
a funeral and many of her old friends came to see her. After the funeral 
we went back to Aunt Isabel's for a lovely Elk roast dinner. They wanted 
us to stay all night, but it was snowing so we decided we had better not 
stay. We had quite a time getting home as there was so much snow fall 
that night that it made it so that they did not get out of Star Valley for 
several days . 

Ike worked in the M. I. A. as coach of the men's ball teams. I was 
a Relief Society teacher and assistant secretary also. I was a Trail 
Builder teacher in the Primary. 

Worth was in Western Canada on a mission. Daddy took the flu in 
February 1944 and just seemed not to be able to get over it. In March he 
had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. The doctor advised iis 
to send for the family, so we did. Worth had till the last of April to serve 
on his mission, but they released him and he flew home. Ferrien and Ken 
could not be reached as they were both out in the battle area so were not 
told for some time. 

The night Worth came, Daddy rallied and started to mend. He had been 
in the hospital two weeks and one week later we took him back home. Buss 
and Vi kept him as they had an inside bathroom. The climate did not agree 
with him so we began looking for a place in Brigham City. 

Worth went to the draft board, but they turned his down because of 
his hearing. He went back to work at 2nd street in Ogden. The last of 
August 1944 we found a place to buy and we sold our home in Mantua and 
moved back to the 5th ward in time for the children to start school. It was 
Stanley's first year at school. He attended kindergarten that summer. I 
went to work at the Cantral School as a cook in the school lunch. I later 
became the Supervisor of the School Lunches. 

Daddy was much better by spring so he got work as a field man for the 
Pringle Packing Plant. Worth married LaWana Nielson the second year we 
were in Brigham City. They had a little home close to us so he still came 
home and helped us do the yard work. Leon also lived close and they were 
all good to come to help. Buss had joined the Navy. Worth joined after he 
was married, but neither of them got out of U.S. Buss spent most of his 
time in the hospital. Worth was released because of a bad wrist and could 
not do the training. Ferrien was released but kept on the base at Klamath 
Falls where he met Anona Stanger, whom he later married. He had con- 
tracted a tropical fever so he was kept under a doctor's care until they 
said he was cured. 


May 31, 1946, Daddy had a stroke and for three weeks was very sick, 
but he finally got well enough to feed the chickens and do little things around 
the yard. In January 1947 he had another stroke so I had to give up my 
work at school to care for him. Some one had to be with him most of the 
time. LaWana spent a good share of the time there. The boys all took turns 
at nights. Anna came often and stayed several days at a time. On May 28, 
1947, he passed away and was buried on the 31st. It was just one year 
from the day he had his first stroke. 

Lavar and Eleanor had buried a little girl the 3rd of May - their only 

Now it was up to me to put four children through school. The twins had 
graduated frcm Seminary that year, but they had one more year of high school. 
Jewell and Stan were both in school and had several years left. 

Ken did not get to the funeral as Elaine was expecting her second baby. 
Later Ken sent for me to come there for a few weeks. When Ferrien and 
Anona went back to Oregon where they lived, Vera Christensen and I went 
with them. We stayed there a few days then he took us down to Medford 
to spend the night with Janette Patterson and Jennie Olsen, friends we had 
known on the ranch in Soda Springs, Idaho. We went from there to Ken's 
in Walnut Creek. Elaine came home from the hospital the day after we got 
there. A sweet baby boy was born to them. Now they had one of each, 
Marcia and Robert. We spent three weeks there. 

When we came home, I went to Salt Lake City for a few days to visit 
Buss and family and Anna and family. When I came back I co-old see that I 
could not keep up the two acres of ground I had, sc I sold it and moved to 
a place in the first ward. I took two children to care for and help with 
expenses. The children all helped, the girls did house work Saturdays and 
after school. They babysat a lot too. Stan had a paper route until he was 
old enough to take a better job. 

When Vernetta graduated from high school, she worked at the telephone 
office until she married Hazen Loveday 1st April 1949. Verretta also went 
to work at the telephone office until she married Joe O. Toland, Zl February 
1951. After Jewell graduated, she took Netta's place at the telephone office 
until she married Ronald Iverson, 17 September 1952. 

Stanley went to work for Anderson Ford a year before he graduated. He 
worked Saturday, Sunday, and after school. When he was through school, he 
went on full time until he went in the army for six months training. When he 
came back, he got a job at Thiokol as a mail man. Then two years later he 
married Cherie Grunig. So now I am alone. 

The four boys live close sol see them almost every day. My children 
all married very well and most of them are active in the church, so I feel 
I have been greatly blessed. 

At this time I have eleven living children. My son Ferrien who was 
living in Medford, Oregon passed away very suddenly 2 May, 1955. 

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His passing was a great shock to us, as we didn't know he was ill. His 
wife gave birth to a baby the next September. She named the baby Ferrien,Jr. 

The Father-in-Heaven has been very close to us and has comforted us 
in our times of sorrow and need. 

I have a nice home in Brigham City, some of my children live close by 
me, and some live quite a distance away. 

Kenneth was made Stake President of the Walnut Creek Stake in the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

All of my children and their companions and their children are engaged 
in working in the church. They are all a great blessing to me and I am 
grateful for each one of them. 

I now have 40 grandchildren, 37 of them are living. I have five great 
grandchildren. Four of my grandchildren are married and one grandson 
is now on a mission. This is February 1961 . 

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Leon (1-15-1) married Jennie (b. 30 Aug. 1915, in Willard, Box 
Elder Co. , Utah, daughter of Irven Leonard Perry and Clara M. Barker). 
14 Nov. 1935 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Utah. Jenny bp. 1 Sept. 
1923. T. 8 Apr. 1935. 

They had the following children: 

(15-1-1) Larry Leon Jensen b. 17 Dec. 1936 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 6 Jan. 1945. T. 21 Nov. 1948 
m. Zl Nov. 1957 - Carma Lee Parker 

bp. 27 Mar. 1948 
(15-1-2) Lois Jensen b. 7 Sept. 1938 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 28 Sept. 1946 

m. 14 Sept. 1956 - Max Reese Nelson 
(15-1-3) Joyce Jensen b. 22 Apr. 1946 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co, , Utah 
bp. 24 Apr. 1954 
m. 9 Sept. 1965 - Adrian Dennis Cox 

Salt Lake ; T. 
(15-1-4) Dennis Ray Jensen b. 3 Apr. 1952 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 9 Apr. I960 
(15-1-5) Jay Glenn Jensen b. 22 Mar. 1957 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 

Isaac Leon (1-15-1) is the eldest of twelve children. Six brothers 
and five sisters. He spent most of his young life on the T. O. T. Ranch 
and his fathers homestead near Soda Springs, Idaho. 

At the age of six he started school at Blackfoot, Idaho where he went 
until he was ten years old. He then moved to Brigham Utah with his family 
and finished his grade school at Lincoln school and then attended Junior 
High and Box Elder High School in Brigham. 

While in high school he was a star football and basketball player and 
graduated with high honors. He graduated from Box Elder L. D. S. 
Seminary in the spring of 1931 and from high school in the spring of 1932. 
When he was only twelve years old he was able to drive his father's milk 
truck and help make a living. 

Just five days out of high school he and four of his friends went up to 
Chinook, Montana where he spent the summer working on farms, before 


returning home he visited parts of Canada and returned by way of Yellow- 
stone Park. In the spring of 1933-34 he worked on ranches in Idaho. In 
the summer of 1935 he took a trip back to Detroit, Michigan and drove back 
a new truck for his father. 

In the fall of 1935 on Nov. 14th he married Jennie Perry in the Salt 
Lake Temple. The first few years they lived in Pleasant View, Brigham, 
Thistle and Roy, Utah working on construction jobs, running service 
stations and driving trucks. In the fall of 1941 he got a job with the Civil 
Service at the Ogden Supply Depot in Ogden, where he worked for nine years. 

In 1943 he was assigned to the University of Wisconsin for a Army 
training course. After returning to Ogden he was assigned to field 
storage as packing and crating technician covering the Ninth Army which 
included all the Western States. Among the camps he attended were 
Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Adair, Oregon; Camp Beal, California; 
Peublo Ordinance Depot, Pocatello Army Air Force base, Idaho and Salt 
Lake Air base. 

At the close of the war he was called back to Ogden where he served 
as Administrator Assistant to storage officers. He was then promoted 
to Storage Division as principal storekeeper to surplus property branch, 
and then to warehouseman in charge of subsistence for all Utah General 
Depot. He served in this capacity until Sept. 1950 when he quit Civil 
Service thus ending a nine year career with the Army Supply Depot. 

November 1950 Leon went to work at Tri-State Lumber Co. , in 
Brigham City as assistant manager and worked there for two and one half 
years. It was so nice having him working so close to home and ~ould run 
in for lunch every day, but he didn't like having to be inside all the time 
so he quit and went to driving truck for LeRoy Leatheam, working for 
Smith Trading Co. He drove big Semi -trucks hauling mostly vegetable? 
canned and frozen food from Salt Lake to Idaho, Oregon, Colorado, 
California, Wyoming and Montana and covered about two hundred and 
twenty thousand miles the three years he drove, and saw a lot of new 

"In the spring of 1945 we bought our first home in the Fifth Wa*d in 
Brigham City. It was a nice modern six room home with plenty of ground 
for fruit and garden. We spent eleven happy years there, While living 
in the Fifth Ward, Leon worked with the Boy Scouts. He was on the *roop 
committee for three years and Scout Master for three years, During 
this time he had the honor of pinning an Eagle badge on our eldest son 
Larry Leon, which was surely a thrill for me. Leon, our son, also 
coached the boys and girls soft ball teams. 

While I lived in the Fifth Ward I taught Primary for ten years and was 
a visiting Relief Society teacher for that long, was on the teen age ■-om- 
mittee and Attendance secretary of the Mutual and Camp Director of the 
girls' s home. " 

Leon was away from home so muih of the time so he derided to get a 
job closer to home so he went to work at Fife's construction Co, in 


Brigham driving their big Semi-trucks hauling sand and gravel and their 
large equipment. We sold our home in the Fifth Ward and bought us a 
lovely home in the Fourth Ward where it was close to the schools, church, 
and town. It has plenty of ground with fruit trees and a garden spot also. 

He worked for Fife's until October 1958 and then got a call to go to 
work at Hill Field Air Force Base at Clearfield, Utah as an Air Craft 
Dispatcher. As the trucks were hard on his health so he decided to give 
up driving and go back to work for the Government. 

Leon was put back in as Scoutmaster of the Fourth Ward and as 
Chairman of the troop Committee. I am now a teacher in Junior Sunday 
School and enjoy it very much. 

We have five wonderful children, three boys and two girls, and they 
have made us very proud of them. Our eldest son Larry is graduating 
from college as a electrical engineer. He graduated from high school 
with honors and was a star football player. He was on the B Club. He 
married Carma Lee Parker and she is a private secretary for Thiokol. 
She is the Speech director in Mutual and a Sunday School teacher. Larry 
is Ward Clerk of the Thirteenth Ward in Brigham. 

Our eldest daughter, Lois, graduated from high school with high 
honors also. She was on the girls B club, the B staff for the school's 
paper, on the girls swimming team and won a gold medal at A. A. U. for 
taking first place. She married Max Reese Nelson, he is on the Senior 
Aaronic council and a Ward Teacher of the Perry Ward and Lois is a 
Bee Hive Teacher in Mutual, and Chairman of the food committee in 
Relief Society. They have two darling sons. 

Our other daughter Joyce is Cheer Leader of the Box Elder Junior 
High School, a member of the pep club. She was also put up for Sweet- 
hearts Queen for the school. She is also on the cities swimming team 
and won a total of eight ribbons last summer. 

Our son Dennis Ray is a Cub Scout and Denner of his troop, and takes 
a very active part in scouting, and is doing very well in school. Our other 
son Jay Glenn is only four years old but is looking forward to becoming 
a Cub Scout and starting school. 

Leon is an ideal husband and a wonderful father. His hobbies are 
hunting and fishing and he loves the great out of doors. 



Larry (15-1-1) married Carma (b. 18 Mar. 1940, Chr. 14 Apr. 1940, 
at Montpelier, Idaho, daughter of Pearl Parker and Erma Anderson) 21 
Nov. 1957 at Elko, Elko Co. , Nevada 

They had the following children: 

(l^-2-i-l) "-'injer Lee Jensenh.17 June Vj66 


Larry was born on December 17, 1936 in Brigham City, Utah, to 
Isaac Leon and Jenny Perry Jensen. 

Larry attended grade school in Mantua, Utah and Central School in 
Brigham. He attended Box Elder Junior and Senior High School. While 
there, he participated in football, basketball, track, swimming, and was 
a member of the Acappella choir. He graduated from seminary as the 
seminary president in 1954. He graduated from High School in 1955. 

Carma Lee was born in Montpelier, Idaho, March 18, 1940 to Perl 
Redford and Erma Andersen Parker as the third child in the family of 
seven children -- four girls and three boys. When Carma Lee was seven, 
the family moved to Brigham where her father bought a farm, 

Carma Lee attended Central School and Box Elder Junior and Senior 
High School. She was on the honor roll each quarter of Junior and Senior 
High School. She was a member of the Acappella choir and took a week 
tour with it down through southern Utah, Nevada, and Los Angeles where 
they represented the western states in competition. Carma Lee graduated 
from seminary as one of the top ten in 1957 and graduated from high school 
in 1958. 

Larry and Carma Lee were married in the Logan Temple in 1958. They 
are both active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints. Larry has worked as Sunday School Teacher, Ward Teacher, 
Ward Clerk and is presently a Ward Teacher and Deacon Advisor. Carma 
Lee has worked as Junior Sunday School Teacher, MIA Speech Director 
and is presently YWMIA Recording Secretary and Treasurer. Larry is 
a graduate of Utah State University where he earned a degree in Electrical 
Engineering. While there he was recognized as an honor student, served 
as an officer in the national honorary engineering fraternity, Sigma Tau, 
represented the school at a Space Systems Technology Forum held in 
Seattle, Washington, and was chosen as an outstanding Senior Electrical 
Engineering student, by a faculty committee. He is presently ( 1963) going 
on in graduate study at USU and teaching in Electrical Engineering. Carma 
Lee has been working at Thiokol Chemical Corporation as a Secretary. 

When Larry completes his graduate work, they plan to move to 
Loveland, Colorado where Larry will work for Hewlett and Packard. 


jo: is cox 

Joyce (.15-1-3) married bennis ^>o; 


Ihey haa the following children; 
(15-1-3-1) button uox b. 2b Mar. 1968 



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Lois (15-1-2) married Max (b. 22 May 1933 at Perry, Box Elder Co. , 
Utah, bles. 2 July 1933, son of Jamsey Sheldon Nelson and Vivian Crowther) 
14 Sept. 1956. 

They had the following children: 

(15-1-2-1) Reese J. Nelson b. 18 June 1957, Brigham City, Box 

Elder, Utah 



(15-1-2-2) Max Kelly Nelson b. 9 Apr. 1959 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 



(15-1-2-3) Carolyn Nelson b. 2 Feb. 1962 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 




Lois received her elementary education in Brigham City, and went 
to Box Elder High School. She was active in many school activities, on 
the swimming team for three years, a member of the B'ette Pep Club 2 
years and on the paper staff. She was active in her church. Lois was the 
first girl in her ward to receive a 100% individual award, and she received 
one for 5 years. In 1955, she was chosen from her ward to sing in June 
Conference. 13 May, 1955, Lois was graduated from L. D. S. Seminary and 
the 18 May, 1956 she graduated from High School. 

1 June, 1955, Lois met a young man named Max Reese Nelson, whom 
15-1/2 months later became her husband. 

Max was born 22 May, 1933, the fifth child of Jamsey Shelton and Vivian 
Crowther Nelson. Max received his elementary education in Perry, Utah, 
then went to Box Elder Hr'gh School, also. 12 May, 1950, he graduated 
from seminary 25 May, 1951, he graduated from high school. Max grew 
up active in his church, earning-his priesthood advancements. He is now 
an Elder. After working at farming 2 years, he went into the.U. S. Army 
and spent 18 months in Germany. After receiving an honorable discharge, 
he again started farming, working for J. C. Stauffer in Willard, Utah. 

On September 14, 1956 Max and Lois were married in the Salt Lake 
L. D. S. Temple. They are now living in Perry, Utah where Max is a 
Ward Teacher. Lois has been a Y. W. M. I. A. teacher and worked on 
Relief Society Committees. She is now a visiting teacher and a primary 
teacher. They have three lovely children, Reese J. Max Kelly and Carolyn. 



Anna (1-15-2) married Virgil Deon (b. 17 Mar. 1916 at Centerfield 
Box Elder Co. , Utah, son of Merrill Woolsey and Vada Matilda Anderson) 
1 April 1938 at Mantua, Box Elder Co. , Utah. Virgil bp. 25 Oct. 1924. 

They had the following children: 

(1-15-2-1) Shirley Ann Woolsey b. 21 May 1939 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 
bp. 5 July 1947 
m. 12 May 1956 - Gordon Edward 

(1-15-2-2) Virgil Deon Woolsey b. 3 Jan. 1941 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 
bp. 26 Mar. 1949 
(1-15-2-3) Ray Isaac Woolsey b. 2 Apr. 1952 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 
bp. 18 Apr. I960 
(1-15-2-4) Kay Merrill Woolsey b. 2 April 1952 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 
bp. 18 Apr. I960 

Anna was raised in Brigham City, Utah. Her husband was a truck 
driver for many years then he became a fireman for the Box Elder Co. 
He drove a truck for Snow White Egg Co. for 20 years. 

Anna has worked in the Mill Creek First Ward Relief Society as 
quilt director. 

Their daughter Shirley has married and had three children for which 
they are all very grateful. The son, Virgil is a member of the National 
Guard. The son-in-law, Gordon manages his own service station. 

The twin sons, Ray and Kay are active in school, church, community 
and they are a joy and a challenge in the home. 

Anna is a charter member of the Salt Lake County Fireman's auxiliary, 
she served as reporter the first two years. 

Anna was educated at Brigham City's Central school and Box Elder 
High. She graduated from Seminary a member of the 5th ward in Brigham. 
She found employment in Salt Lake City, where she met her future husband; 
married, and they have a cozy home where they are raising a nice family. 
She has been work director in her Relief Society for 10 years. She is a 
beautiful seamstress, loves art-craft and gardening. She makes the most 


attractive aprons, is a visiting teacher, serves as schoolroom mother 
on several occasions, assisted in P. T. A. , also some civic drives such 
as cancer, heart, etc. every year for 15 years. Virgil Deon Woolsey 
Sr. , attended school at Madison Junior and Woodrow Wilson Elementary 
and Granite High. He is active in sports, especially boxing and track. 
As a lad he caddied at the golf course earning his own way. He drove 
truck for Milk-white eggs for 20 years. He was a volunteer fireman 
for several years and is now a regular Salt Lake County Fireman. He 
loves fishing, hunting and gardening. He was named as Junior Champion 
at Madison Junior High and amateur boxing champion at Granite High. 

Virgil Deon Woolsey Jr. was educated at Lincoln elementary and 
Granite High School. He had six months training at National Guard at 
Fort Ord, California. He was called back into the service at the 
Berlin Crisis, serving in Fort Hood, Texas, through 1961 - 62. He was 
a dispatcher. He is employed at Snow White Egg Co. He likes mechanics 
and loves fishing. 

Virgil Deon Woolsey Jr. (15-2-1) m. Dorla Dean Dyett (born 5 
Sept. , 1943, in Salt Lake City, daughter of Frank LaVell and Signe 
Jensen, 16 August, 1963. Darla's child Holly Ann Dyett born 14 February 
1961. His first wife was Doris Jean Cantwell Sherrer. 



Shirley Ann (1-15-2-1) married Edward Thompson (b. 28 June 1936 
at Salt Lake, Salt Lake Co. , Utah. bp. 24 June, 1947. Son of Edward 
George Thompson and Arthella Lovina Turner) 12 May 1956 at Salt Lake 
City, Salt Lake County, Utah. 

They had the following children: 

(15-2-1-1) Lane Gordon Thompson b. 3 July 1957 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 



(15-2-1-2) Melynda Ann Thompson b. 19 Dec. 1958 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 



(15-2-1-3) Jodie Lynn Thompson b. 17 June I960 - Salt Lake, 

Salt Lake Co. , Utah 




Shirley Ann Woolsey Thompson attended school at Lincoln Elementary 
and Granite high. They are members of Mill Creek 1st ward. They are 
active in Primary, Sunday school and Mutual. When she was in the fourth 
grade at school she was chosen to be interviewed by Art Linkletter during 
his visit to Salt Lake. Her hobby is sewing, homemaking and oil-painting. 
Gordon Edward Thompson was educated in Murray Schools, worked as 
service station attendant then becoming manager of Silver Bell Conoco 
Station in 1959 in Salt Lake County. He was a member of Cottonwood 4th 
ward is no\v active as ward teacher. He enjoys hunting. 

(15-2-1— 4 J ^yan Willaim. Thompson b. '/ Nov. 1967 



(25-2-2) Virgil Deon married Sharon (b. la Jan 1946, at Farm- 
ington, New '" J exico, daughter of Raymond and Donna ^ae Fulkner) 
15 June 1968. 
(See p. 313 for other marriages of Virgil Oeon Woolsey) 

They had the following children: 

Robert Don Wiggins, son of Sharon Felkner by previous marriage, 
b. 2 May 1967. 

(15-2-2-1) Johnie Woolsey b. 2^Aug 19&9 - Salt Lake, S.L. Co., Ut 


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Orlando (1-15-3) married Viola Nelson (b. 21 Jan. 1916 at Mantua, 
Box Elder Co. , Utah, daughter of Ferdinand Nelson and Christina Olsen) 
Mantua, 18 Oct. 1936. Married later in Logan Temple 15 Mar. 1940. 

They had the following children: 

(15-3-1) Bruce Orlando Jensen b. 6 Jan. 1938 - Wappello, Bingham 

Co. , Idaho 
bp. 2 Feb. 1946 T. 2 Sept. 1958 
m. 20 July 1962 Sharon Russell, Manti 

(15-3-2) Judy Kay Jensen b. 2 Aug. 1943 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 28 Aug. 1951 
(15-3-3) Pamela Jensen b. 6 May 1947 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 

bp. 31 May 1955_ 

m> 17 Nov. 196/-Alfred Joseph Dessert Jr. 


I, Orlando C. (Buss) lived in Blackfoot, Idaho, until I was about six 
or seven years old, then my family moved to Utah. We first lived in 
Corinne, then Perry, then Mantua then Brigham City and back to Mantua. 

I attended grade school and high school at Brigham City. I was very 
athletic - played football and basketball for the school. Later I enjoyed 
basketball with the M-Men teams at church. I left school in my senior year 
due to an automobile accident which nearly took my life. 

I joined the navy in March 1944, as a Motor Machinist Mate 3rd 
class. I was stationed at Farragut, Idaho, San Diego, California, and 
San Francisco, California. Later I was stationed at Clearfield, Utah. 

I was discharged in January, 1946. 

My activities in the church have been President of the Elders Quorum, 
Ward Teacher, Scout master and M-Men leader, Counselor in M. I. A. 

I have lived in Blackfoot, Idaho, Brigham City, Utah, Mantua, Utah 
and Salt Lake City. 

We were blessed to be able to send our son Bruce, on a mission for 
two and a half years to Brazil, South America, from September 1958 to 
March 1961. 

My wife Viola was born 21 Jan. 1916 at Mantua, Box Elder Co. , Utah. 
She has been active in church. She has been activity Counselor in MIA, 
Primary Teacher, Counselor in Primary, Primary President, Educational 


Counselor in Relief Society, visiting teacher in Relief Society. At the 
present time, 1962, she is Social Science Leader in the Sugar House Stake 
Relief Society. 

We have had a good life and we do appreciate our family. 



Bruce ( 15-3-1) married Sharon (b. Z Oct. 1943 at Nephi, San Pete Co. , 
Utah, daughter of Paul E. Russel and Malvola Bennett. ) ZO July 196Z at 
Manti, Utah, Temple. Bruce was endowed at Temple Z Sept. 1958. 
Mission to Brazil, 1958 to March 1961 . Sealed to parents 15 Mar. 1940. 

They had the following children: 

(15-3-1-1) Robert Bruce Jensen b. 10 May 1963 


(15*3-1-2) Sonia Jensen b. $ Oct. 19&9 - Salt Lake, 5.L. Utah 


Bruce Orlando Jensen, born at Wapello, Idaho, January 6, 1938. 
Spent early childhood in Mantua, Utah. Moved to Salt Lake City at age 
11. Attended Emerson School, Roosevelt Jr. High and South High School. 
Spent 6 months in the Army at Fort Ord California, and Fort Bliss, Texas. 

He accepted a call to the Brazilian Mission, for the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, in September of 1958. He spent two and one 
half years, touring South America, Central America and Mexico upon his 

Immediately accepted the position of Second Assistant Superintendent 
of the Emerson Ward Sunday School. 

He married Sharon Russell, July ZO, in the Manti Temple. To this 
union little Robert Bruce was born May 10, 1963. 

Bruce works for Sperry, Utah. They live in Bountiful, Utah. 

Sharon Russel was born and reared in Delta, Utah. She graduated 
from Juab High School at Nephi, Utah. She came to Salt Lake City and 
attended and graduated from Stevens Henegar College, June, 196Z. 



Judy (15-3-2) married Michael (b. 17 May, 1938, son of Ray 

Chrestfield Moody and Eliza Leone Rossiter). 6. Sept. 1962, Logan, Cache Co. , 

Utah. Temple. Michael endowed in Temple, 9 Sept. , 1958. 

They had the following children: 

(15-3-2-1) Teri Lynn Moody b. 21 July, 1963, Salt Lake City, Utah 


Judy Kay Jensen Moody, born August 2, 1943 in Brigham City, Utah. 
Moved to Salt Lake City at age 5. Attended Emerson School, Irving Jr. 
High, and graduated from South High. She also attended and graduated 
from Stevens Henegar College in June of 1962. 

She is very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Married Michael Rossiter Moody, September 6, 1962 in the Logan 
Temple. They are expecting their first child in July of 1963. 

Michael Rossiter Moody, born and reared in Salt Lake City. Graduated 
from East High School, attended the University of Utah two years then 
accepted a call to the Brazilian Mission, September of 1958. Fulfilled 
a wonderful 2-1/2 years in the mission field. 

Along with the happiness of welcoming a beautiful daughter, Teri 
Lynn on 21 July, 1963, sadness also entered this young couple's home. 
Michael, who had been ill for some time, passed away 5 August, 1963, 
of cancer. 

Judy Kay and her little daughter are living with her parents, Orlando 
and Viola Jensen, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 



(15-3-2) Judy married Robert (b. 15 Dec. 19^1, son of tarl Marinus 
Saunders and Mildred Carlson. Married in Logan Temple.) U June 1965' 

They had the fol lowing cnildren: 

(15-3-2-1) Kjirstine Saunders b. 24 July 196b - 




(25-5-2-2) Adriene Saunders b. 26 July 1968 - 






Alonzo (15-4) married Eleanor (b. 19 May, 192Z at Mantua, Box 
Elder Co. , Utah, daughter of Ruben Lor Jeppsen and Cleopha Cresta 
Sorensen) Zl Feb. 1941 at Logan, Cache Co., Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(15-4-1) Dean Isaac Jensen b. 23 Dec. 1941 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 31 Dec. 1949 
(15-4-2) Dell Ruben Jensen b. 23 Dec. 1941 - Brigham City, 

Box Elder, Utah 
d. 18 May, 1942 - Brigham City, 
Box Elder Co. , Utah 
(15-4-3) Alan Levar Jensen b. 25 Mar. 1943 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
bp. 31 Mar. 1951. T. 13 Oct., I960 
m. 13 Oct. I960 - - Mawana Birthtol 
(15-4-4) Karla Jensen b. 3 Dec. 1946 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 

Alonzo Levar Jensen, son of Isaac H. Jensen and Martha Call, born 
23 of Aug. 1917, out on the dry farm in Soda Springs, the doctor had to 
come twenty miles to deliver him and said when he made the examination 
that the baby was dead. One hour later he was very much alive with a 
very husky cry as he entered this world. We did not see the doctor again 
for a month. 

He was blessed 2 Nov. 191V by Bishop David McClane in Soda Springs. 
That winter we moved over to the Qustin Ranch--,- that was where Daddy 
worked and the snow got so deep we could not stay at the Dry Farm. We 
went back to Blackfoot to be close to a doctor. Daddy went to work for 
the Sugar Co. , and we lived in a small place in Wapello. There on Nov- 
ember 14 we had another baby boy. Making five children in the family. 
We went back to the dry farm the next spring. We had lots of fun there. 
We had a pond in front of the house that the ducks would light on. We 
would throw rocks at them just to see them fly around and light again. 

My oldest brother, Leon, started school in 1919 so again we moved 
back to Blackfoot. April 1924 we went on the train to Brigham City, Utah 
to make our home. 

We lived eight years in Brigham City. I went to school and did scouting. 
I was ordained a Deacon 7 Sept. 1929. In June we moved to Mantua. I 
graduated from school and Seminary in 1935. 

I worked around the county doing farm work until 1939, when I bought 
my first truck. I have been trucking one thing or another since then, 
mostly I have hauled milk. My father started the milk hauling job in 1929 


and it has been in the family ever since. 

I married Eleanor Jeppsen, February 21, 1941 and we were blessed 
with a pair of twin boys. We named them Dean and Dell. Dell died on 
May 18, 1942. Alan Lavar Jensen was born to us on March 25, 1943 and 
on December 3, 1946 we were blessed with a lovely daughter. We named 
her Karla. She died May 1, 1947. We have raised two of our four children 
and are grateful for them. 

I was president of the Deacons and Teachers Quorum, have worked 
in the MIA Presidency. I was a Scout. I played basketball and softball 
in the wards. I went to Phoenix, Arizona to play in the National semi- 
pro tournament in 1939. 

In 1940 I was privileged to pitch to Babe Ruth when he gave a batting 
exhibition in Ogden, Utah. 

I always enjoyed hunting and camping with my father and mother and 
my brothers. We still follow the pattern started by my father and hunt 
together as a family. At present 1962, Leon, Buss, Worth, Stan and I 
and our own boys form a hunting party and hunt together every year. It 
is probably our biggest event of the year. 



Alan (15-4-3) married Moana (b. 31 Dec. 1942 in Brigham City, Box 
Elder Co. , Utah, daughter of Joseph Erol Berchtold and Lusilla Grover) 
13 Oct. I960 at Brigham City, Box Elder Co. , Utah. Moana bp. 25 Apr. 
1951. Blessed 7 Feb. 1942. 

They had the following children: 

(15-4-3-1) Bradley Alan Jensen b. 2 June 1961 - Brigham City, Box 

Elder Co. , Utah 
Alan Levar Jensen, son of Alonzo Levar and Eleanor Jensen, born 
25 March 1943 in Brigham City, Utah. Lived in Mantua, Utah until the 
age of two when he moved to Brigham City. Baptized 31 March, 1951. 

Moana Berchtold Jensen, daughter of Joseph Ersol and Lucille Grover 
Berchtold, born 31 December, 1942 in Brigham City, Utah. Lived in 
Penrose, Utah until the age of three; Eden, Utah until the age of six; and 
Alpine, Idaho until the age of ten when she moved to Brigham City. 
Baptized 25 April, 1951. 

Both attended Box Elder Junior and Senior High Schools in Brigham 
City. Alan was very active in sports and did very well, playing main 
string guard in football and going to state in wrestling both his Sophomore 
and Junior years. Moana was in the Acapella Choir and Pep Clubs. She 
graduated from Seminary in I960. 

They were married October 13, I960, which was the beginning of their 
Senior year in High School. Making their home in Brigham City, Alan 
worked for a year and then he entered Utah State University where he 
is majoring in Civil Engineering. He played football his first year there. 
After the birth of their first child, Bradley Alan, born 2 June, 1961, 
Moana went to work and put Alan through his first two years of College. 
Now she is at home awaiting the birth of their second child. 

Alan and Moana have been active in Church activities and on December 
21, 1961 they went to the Temple to take out their endowments, be married 
and have their son sealed to them. 

Children continued: 

(15-4-3-2) Van Reuben Jensen b. 15 July 1963-Brigham City, B.L. Co Ut. 



(15-^-5-3) Troy Ersol Jensen b. 27 Jan 1966 - Brignam City, B.E. Co Ut. 




(tf5_4-3-4; Gina Jensen b. 17 Jan. 19^7 Brigham City, B.E. Co, UT. 



Kenneth (15-5) married Elaine (b. 26 Oct. 1918 at Heber City, 
Utah, daughter of Francis Clayton Montgomery and Dona Murdock) 20 
June, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Temple 20 June, 1941. 

They had the following children: 

(15- 5-1) Marcia Jean Jensen b. 3 April 1944 - Oakland, Alameda Co. , 


bp. 3 May 1952 

m. 10 Sept. 1967, Robert L. Sorenson 

(15-5-2) Robert Wayne Jensen b. 8 June 1947 - Oakland, Alameda Co., 


bp. July 1955 



Kenneth arrived on a stormy night during the flu epidemic, he came 
before the doctor got there, so his father and Aunt Emma Jensen welcomed 
him into the world. 

He was a very independent boy and made friends easily but he always 
wanted his older brother Levar with him. He was not afraid to fight any- 
one if Levar was with him. 

He was a good student at school and diligent in church activities. 

He was very active in sports. He won a Peters award in High School. 
He graduated in 1937 with a scholarship for basketball and football for the 
Brigham Young University. He also played on two different M-Men 
basketball and champion teams. 

He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1941 and went to 
Lovell, Wyoming to be a coach at the Lovell City School. 

When the war started he joined the Navy. He took his basic training 
at St. Marys, California, then went overseas where he was stationed until 
the war ended. He arrived home in time to get his wife and new baby from 
the hospital in Lafayette, California on 3 of April, 1944. 

His wife, Lecia Elaine had been living at Lafayette with her parents 
while he was away. 

Kenneth went to work as manager of a five and dime store in Walnut 
Creek, California which he later bought. 

They have both been active in church. He was President of the Branch, 
then Bishop of the ward for five years. After that he was a High Priest, 
17 March he was made Second Counselor in the Stake Presidency, and in 
1961 he was made Stake President of the Walnut Creek Stake. 



(15-5-1) Marcia married Robert, ( ,;on 0/ Robert L. Sorenson and Ingrid 
Nielsen Andersen) 10 Sept. 19&7, Salt Lake, S.L. Co., ^tah 

They had the following children: 

(15-5-1) Scott Robert Sorenson b. 10 Dec. 19^7 - Salt Lake, S.L. Ut. 



(15-5-1-2) Lecia "arie Sorenson b. 17 Aug. 19&9 - Frouo, "tah 



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Kenneth cont inued 

Elaine has been Relief Society President and has held many other 
responsible positions. 

Their daughter Marcia, plays the piano. She is very active in church, 
school and the community. 

Robert Wayne was ordained to the Priesthood and has fulfilled his 
duties in the ward. He is a good student at school and a good citizen. 

P. S. Some of Kenneth's training in the service was at Annapolis, Minnesota. 
He went to Japan and China during the war. He was an Ensign. 



Worth (15-6) married Lawana (b. 18 Jan. 1925 at American Fork, 
Utah Co. , Utah, daughter of Frank Otto Nielsen and DeVona Despain. 
Bles.. 2 Oct. 1921. Bp. 12 Feb. 1933. Endowed in Temple 24 Nov. 1944/ 
24 Nov. 1944 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(15-6-1) Duane Niel Jensen b. 22 Feb. 1952 - Salt Lake, Salt Lake Co., 

bp. 5 Mar. I960 - Sealed to parents 24 

April, 1954 
(15-6-2) Jolynn Jensen b. 9 Sept. 1953 - Salt Lake, Salt Lake Co., 

bp. 23 Sept. 1961 - Sealed to parents 4 

June, 195 5 

I was born on the Lewis Ranch three miles from Blackfoot, near the 
banks of the Blackfoot River. 

When I was seven weeks old my brother and two neighbor boys were 
playing with matches and set the machine shed on fireFather had rented the 
ranch, he had all of the crops harvested but the beets. The potatoes were 
stacked in one shed, and the hay and straw were stacked right by the 
shed (300 tons of hay and that big straw stack). There were several other 
sheds . 

Father was over helping his brother Jarve take out his beets, the 
fire took everything but the grain, it was in a building not far away. 
Father and some neighbors came very quickly, they formed a bucket bri- 
gade and saved the grain, but as everything else was gone we had to move 
to another home. 

We moved into Blackfoot and Father drove the school bus that winter. 

In the spring he went tc work for Austin Brothers, they had a hay 
farm on the Indian Reservation. Mother cooked for the hired men and we 
lived in a two-room house. The men ate in a tent. 

In September, we moved back to Blackfoot so the older boys could go 
to school during the winter. I had measles during the winter they would 
not break out on me so I was very sick for many days. 

The spring of 1923, the summer before I was six, we moved to Brigham 
City. One day my sister and I were playing in the yard under a big tree. 
She climbed 14 feet to the top of the tree, lost her balance and fell on me 
as I was sitting under the tree with my legs crossed. My leg was broken 
from the hip to the knee, she broke one of her wrists and sprained the 
other. My leg could not be set but the doctor did put a 35 pound weight 


on it to pull it back in place. I wore that weight for eleven weeks. 

In the fall I started to school at the Central school. 

I was baptized by Delbert Hansen in the Fifth Ward Church 5 Oct. 
1929, confirmed 6 Oct. 1929 by J. Francis Mirrill, ordained a Deacon 
17 Dec, 1933 by Bishop Conrad Jeppsen, Teacher, 16 Feb. 1936, 
Priest 15 Jan. , 1939, all these by Bishop Conrad Jeppsen, Elder 16 Mar. , 
1941 by Cleon Lemon, Seventy 18 Nov. 1945 by Dilworth Young. 

I graduated from Box Elder High School, I was active in Basketball, 
baseball in the summer. In the spring of 1942 I signed up to play ball 
for the Bees. Just at that time a call came for me to go on a mission. 
I decided that meant more to me than to be a good pitcher with a big ball 

I went through the Temple 27 Mar. 1942 then spent 23 months in 
Western Canadian Mission. I was called home because my father was 
very sick. I was released to come home in Feb. 1944 and five days later 
I reported for duty in the army. At that time the army would not take me 
because of ear trouble. 

I went to work at Bushnell hospital. I had worked in Ogden Ordinance 
Depot before I went on my mission. 

Father improved so much after I came home that we were able to go 
to Los Angeles to visit with my sister. We went shopping one day and 
there is where I met the girl I later married, LaWana Nielsen. 

Three months after we were married I joined the Navy. I was stationed 
in San Diego. At that time three of my brothers and I were in the service, 
three in the Navy and one in the Marines. My brother Orlando or I never did 
get out of the states. I was later given an honorable discharge. 

I came home and tried to do what I could to help my family. I went 
back to work at Bushnell and worked there until it was made into a school 
for the Indian children. 

Father got very sick again, we all took our turn helping at home until 
the younger children were married. Father died in 1947. Mother needed 
us all to give her courage and assistance. 

I have held many jobs in the church. I was in the Presidency of the 
Seventy Quorum for 10 years, Scout leader, teacher in the different organi- 
zations. At present 1963, I am doing Temple work, teaching in Sunday 
School and Genealogy and working at Hill Field. 

We never did have any children so we adopted a boy, and one year 
later we had the privilege of adopting a little girl. They have helped to 
make our life happy. 

My wife has been very active in church activities. She has helped 
in all of the organizations. At present she is teaching Cub Scouts, helping 
in Relief Society, she belongs to the Sunflower Camp of the Daughters of 
the Pioneers, she was camp president for one term and vice captain for 
a term. We are very grateful for our family and for the blessings the 
Father-in-Heaven has seen fit to give to us. (1962) 



Joseph Farrien ( 15-7) married Mary Anona (b. 18 May 1927, at 
Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, daughter of Davis Bartholomew Stanger 
and Viola Mary Jensen, d. 2 May, 1955 at Medford, Oregon.) 21 June, 
1945 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah, Temple. 

They had the following children: 

(15-7-1) Janette Jensen b. 8 Mar. 1946 - Klamath Falls, Klamath, 

bp. 6 Nov. 1954 
(15-7-2) Davis Isaac Jensen b. 1 Apr. 1948 - Klamath Falls, Klamath, 

bp. 5 July, 1956 
(15-7-3) Joann Jensen b. 26 Dec. 1952 - Medford, Jackson Co. , 

bp. 31 Dec. I960, con. 1 Jan. 1961 
(15-7-4) Joseph Farrien Jensen Jr. 

b. 15 Sept. 1955 - Medford, Jackson 


Joseph Farrien was blessed 4 Mar. 1923 by Edwin Watson. His family 
moved six times in two years, so he made many friends. He was baptized 
by his cousin Nello Jensen and confirmed 1 Mar. 1931 by Bishop J. A. 
Fishburn. He went to Central School in Brigham City, Utah. 

He enjoyed life and had a good time both winter and summer when 
he lived in Mantua. He went sleigh riding, fishing and hunting and helped 
his father haul milk to the creamery. 

Then in 1933 we moved to Mantua. There we had fun riding horses, 
sleighriding in the winter. Daddy used to take us kids back of his horse 
lots of times. There were twelve to fifteen sleds hooked together. Some 
with more than one kid on a sled. We would ride through town. In the 
summer we went fishing and hunting and learned how to do many things. 
Went with daddy on milk route and learned to lift those big cans very 
early in life. 

He was ordained a Deacon 3 Mar. 1935 by John Rasmussen, Teacher 
2 Jan., 1938 by Lucius Hansen, Priest 14 Jan., 1940 by Zelph Y. Erickson. 
He was interested in scouting and sports during high school. 

On December 1 1 he joined the Marines, he was going to see the world 
and have a good time. Second World War broke out before he left home, 


so he got very little training, he was sent overseas before he had been 
in three months. He saw action in Kwajalien Temp. , took part in capture 
of Emivetok in Marshall Islands. He came home to stay in Klamath 
Falls, Oregon in a hospital. He had contracted a malaria disease. 

It was in Klamath that he met Mary Anona Stanger whom he later 
married in the Logan Temple. They lived in Brigham City for a short 
time. Before their baby was born they moved to Klamath Falls to be 
near her parents, they later moved to Medford, Oregon. Farrien was a 
fireman. They were interested in the church and did what they could in it. 

April 30, 1955, he came home very sick. He passed away 2 May, 1955. 
They were expecting another child so it was a very hard trial to all of his 
family. He was buried 7 May, 1955 in Medford, Oregon. 

His mother and most of his brothers and sisters went to his funeral. 
His fourth child arrived in September after Ferrien had passed away. 

Anona is doing a fine job of raising the family. Davis Isaac is now 
a Deacon. Written by Farrien's mother, Martha Jensen. 



Afton ( 15-8) married Melvin Warren.farmer and miner, (b. 19 Oct. 
1907, in , ) 6 June, 1953 in Elko, Nevada. 

Afton was blessed March 1925 by Grandfather Denmark Jensen in 
Brigham City. She was baptized 4 March, 1933 by Isaac Leon Jensen 
She went to the Central School in Brigham City until she moved 
to Mantua. Here she had lots of good times, so many things to do. 
Her father would ride a white horse and take the children for rides on a 

She was a tomboy because there were no girls her age for her to 
play with. She learned to play boys games, she could generally beat them. 

She liked to ride horse back also, she enjoyed going with her father 
on the milk truck when he took milk to the creamery. 

She spent one summer in Blackfoot with Buss and Vi. She did love 
Baby Bruce and she took good care of him. 

She could do beautiful fancy sewing and hand work, she never cared 
much for school. 

She helped a lot in homes for the aged, she learned to care for 
helpless folks. At one of these homes she cared for Vern Warren. He 
later married her girl friend. She would visit with them on her days off 
work. It was there she met Melvin Warren, a brother of Verns, and 
later they were married. 

They have traveled a great deal. Melvin is a good worker and can 
do most any kind of work. They travel most anywhere they wish and he 
gets a job and stays until they get a yen to go somewhere else to work. 
They are happy and enjoy life. 



Verretta ( 15-9) married Joyce (Joe) (b. 26 Mar. 1927, bp. 14 
July, 1935, Idaho Falls, Idaho, son of Alfred Conrad Toland and Pearlie 
Williams) 21 Feb. 1951 at Logan, Cache Co., Utah. Temple. 

They had the following children: 

-U5-9-1) Gary Dorian Toland b. 21 Sept. 1952 - Salt Lake, Salt 

Lake Co. , Utah 
bp. 1 Oct. I960, Con. 2 Oct. I960 
(15-9-2) Deborah Jo Toland b. 17 Feb. 1954 - Coalfax, Wash. 

bp. 13 March 1962 - con. 4 Mar. 1962 
(15-9-3) Bradley Jensen Toland b. 1 Feb. 1955 - Temple City, 

bp. 3 May 1963, conf. 5 May, 1963 
(15_9_4) joetta Toland b. 24 July 1957 - West Covina, 

(15-9-5) James Conrad Toland b. 24 July 1957 - West Covina, 

(15-9-6) Scott Call Toland b. 8 Apr. 1959 - West Covina, 


I have a twin sister and ten brothers and sisters. Father was a 
farmer and milk hauler. In 1933, we moved to a canyon town called 
Mantua, in Utah. We lived there for many years during our childhood, 
then returned to Brigham City, Utah where I graduated from high school 
in 1948. 

My father died just before I graduated from Seminary. 

After my graduation from high school I worked for the Bell Telephone 
Company in Brigham City. I worked there for three years, I also did a 
lot of work and had a lot of pleasure in the church. 

Joyce O'Niel Toland and I were married in the Logan Temple. Joe 
had been living in Tremonton, Utah, with his family. He was a graduate 
of the USAC. We lived in Bountiful, Utah, where Joe worked as the 


Davis County Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and Telegram. 
Our first son, Gary was born in Salt Lake City. 

We moved from Bountiful to Colfax, Washington, Joe worked for the 
Colfax Gazette-Commoner. Our daughter Deborah Jo was born there. 
We lived in Colfax for three years. 

In 1956 we moved to Temple City, California, later we moved to 
La Puente, and San Gabriel, all in Southern California. 

Joe is now Sales Manager for a swimming pool firm and we live 
in a fourteen room San Gabriel home. We are both active in the church 
and we hope to teach our six children to love the gospel. 



Vernetta (15-10) married Leon (b. 8 Nov. 1925 at Logan, Cache 
Co. , Utah, son of Isaac Loveday and Hazel Windberg. ) 1 April 1949 
at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah. Temple 1 April, 1949. 

They had the following children: 

(15-10-1) Catherine Loveday b. 9 Mar. 1950 - Logan, Cache Co. , 


bp. 26 Apr. 1958 


(15-10-2) Nancy Loveday b. 23 Dec. 1951 -Price, Carbon Co. , 


bp. 7 Feb. I960 


(15-10-3) Lonetta Loveday b. 24 Mar. 1956 - Pasadena, L.A. 

County, California. 



(15-10-4) Jeffery Leon Loveday b. 10 Nov. 1957 - Pasadena, L.A. 

Co. , California 


m . 

(15-10-5) Tracy Loveday b. 23 July 1961 - Logan, Cache Co. , 





I was born in Brigham City. When I was very young my parents 
moved to Mantua where we had a very happy childhood, abounding on love 
God and love for each other. There are very many pleasant memories. 
We were a large family - 12 children, so there were many laughs and 
many tears. My father was a farmer, and he also hauled milk for the 
Morning Milk Co. 

We were all kept busy with the tasks required in a big house and 
the farm chores to do. 

Mother and dad were active in church, and mother especially in 
getting all of us to the church organizations. I remember my parents 
doing a lot of temple work very early in my life. 

I was a twin, and we were both baptized 26 of March, 1938 by Arnold 
J. Furriman in the Logan Temple. We were confirmed the same day 
by Joseph B. Daines. This was a very thrilling experience. On Saturday, 
March 9, 1940 we were privileged to again go to the temple to be bap- 
tized for the dead. On that day I was baptized for 15 people. At this 


time we were attending a class in Geneology for the younger members 
of the church. We did enjoy the many projects, classes and outings the 
churchprovided for us aside from our regular meetings. Living in a 
small town gave us an opportunity to hike, horseback ride, play in the 
canyons and mountains and to generally explore the beautiful out-of-doors. 

In the winter-time we would go sledding, ice skating and take part 
in the winter parties on the frozen ponds. Our older brothers were 
very good to us to see that we were actively engaged in the sports. In 
the evening during the summertime, all the young people from ages 8 
to 16 would play games together. The advantages of this small one street 
town were ideal for a happy childhood. We would play hide and seek, kick 
the can, and run sheep run. We enjoyed the hay harvesting and a happy 
farm life. 

The year we were in the seventh grade our father was taken ill with 
a sunstroke. This was so serious that he could not work on the farm, 
so we moved back to Brigham City to make our home. We were sad to 
leave our friends in Mantua but of course we soon made new ones. Now 
we were old enough to work in the canning factories during the summer. 
In Mantua we picked the fruit. For two years we worked in the Pringle 
Plant in Ogden. This was just after World War II. We worked with 
prisoners of war of Western Europe. We also worked at the Bear River 
Packing Plant in Perry, at which time dad was working as a field in- 
spector for the company. We also worked at the cannery in Brigham 
City. We started Seminary in 1944 and graduated in 1947. We graduated 
from high school in 1948. That summer I met the man whom I later 
married. We became engaged on Christmas Eve. Lonnie had one more 
year at school so we decided to wait for him to finish. Later we upped 
the date and were married 1st of April 1949, Lonnie's oldest sister's 
wedding anniversary. 

We were married in Logan Temple. That same evening we were 
given a wedding reception in the fifth ward recreation hall. . It was a 
lovely day and one of the happiest days of my life. Lonnie still had 
another year of college before he was prepared for teaching. Baby 
Catherine arrived within the year. Lonnie graduated and began his teaching 
in Price, Utah. He taught there for two years, returning to Logan where 
he had work for the summer months, and Catherine was nearing two years 
when sister Nancy arrived an early Christmas gift. Our next school was 
Franklin, Idaho. 

In May of 1953 we moved to Temple City California. Here we made 
wonderful friends and grew very close to the church. As our activity in 
the church increased, so did our happiness and we were much blessed. 

We bought a home in Covina California in 1955. Here our third 
daughter was born, a late birthday gift, 24 of March, 1956. We longed 
to be near our families so we returned for another year at Franklin, 
Idaho. In the spring we returned to Sunny California. Lonnie had the 
same school in Elmonte, but we lived in La Punte where our first son 
was born. Jeffery arrived two days later for his father's birthday gift, 
10 of November, 1957. In May we bought a home in West Covina. Two 
years later Lonnie broke his ankle and was an invalid for ten weeks. 


Catherine: loveday and malcolm lar.:y 

(15-10-1 ) Catherine married Malcolm (b. 19 J t*f*e 1923, Oakland, Califor- 
nia, adopted son of Russell Charles Fitton Stones and Shirley Mae 
Range) 2j> June 1966. 

They had the following children: 

(15-10-1-1) Elisha Stokes b. 12 Oct. 1967 



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It was almost six months before he was entirely recovered. We are 
presently living at 1330 E. Idahome, in West Covina 3rd Ward. Lonnie 
has served in different church positions, Ward teacher, Explorer, 
Coach, Deacon Advisor, Ward Teacher Advisor, Special Interest Leader, 
Teacher in the Sunday School, a member of the Presidency of the Elder's 
Quorum, Priest Advisor and at present he is the M. I. A. Superintendent. 
I have served as teacher in different primary classes, also on the 
Primary Stake Board as a teacher. I worked with my husband as Special 
Interest Teacher, as counselor in Primary Presidency on two different 
callings, on the Stake Board of Sunday School, as Young Marrieds 
Activity Director and as a Visiting Relief Society Teacher. This brings 
us to date, April, 1961. 

At present we are well and happy and grateful to the Lord who has 
given us so bounteously. We are expecting an addition to the family. 
We pray that we shall always live to be worthy of these the Lord's 
choice blessings. 

Vernetta Jensen Loveday 



Jewell (15-11) married Ronald (b. 8 Nov. 1932 at Ogden, Weber 
Co. , Utah, son of Joseph Wilford Iverson and Gertrude Jensen) 17 Sept. , 
1952 at Logan, Cache Co. , Utah, Temple. Ronald bp. 30 Nov. 1940 

They had the following children: 

(15-11-1) Val Ronald Iverson b. 15 June 1953 - Logan, Cache Co., 


bp. 1 July 1961 


(15-11-2) Kevin Joseph Iverson b. 24 Sept. 1954 - Logan, Cache Co. , 




(15-11-3) Christine Iverson b. 9 July 1957 - Moses Lake, Grant 

Co. , Washington 



(15-11-4) Maria Iverson b. 20 July I960 - Othello, Adams Co., 




(15-11-5) Darla Iverson b. 20 July I960 - Othello, Adams 

Co. , Washington 




I am the Eleventh child in my family. I went to high school in 
Brigham City, Utah. I was president of the Girls League, and received 
a "B" pin for my labors. I was an attendant to the "Gold and Green 
Queen" in MIA because I had 100% attendance at M. I. A. 

I married Ronald Iverson and we lived in Logan while he finished 
his college and graduated from U. S. A. C. Our two sons were born 
while we lived in Logan. 

After Ronald graduated in 1955 we moved to McMinville, Oregon. 
There he worked for Soil Conservation Service as a scientist. 

In 195b we moved to the Columbia Basin project in Washington. In 
June, 1962, Ronald is still working for Soil Conservation Service. We 
are buying a farm. 

In October, 1962, Ronald was chosen to attend a special school at 
San Louis Obispo, California. 


I have held the following positions in the church: M. I, A. counselor, 
Primary Teacher, Sunday School teacher, Relief Society teacher, Improve- 
ment Era director, Stake Gleaner Counselor. 

Ronald has held the following positions in the church: Ward Teacher, 
Scout Master, M. I. A. Superintendent, also a counselor in M. I. A. We 
feel that we have been greatly blessed in our labors. 



Robert (15-12) married Eva Cherie (b. 16 June, 1938 at Brigham 
City, Box Elder Co. , Utah, daughter of Herman Lucien Grunig and Susie 
Perniez Dukes) 7 May I960 at Los Vegas, Nevada. Eva bp. 5 Feb. 1949. 

They had the following children: 

(15-12-1) Chris Stanley Jensen b. 16 June, 1961 - Brigham City, 

Box Elder Co. , Utah 



(15-12-2) Melanie Jensen b. 10 Sept. 1963 

Robert was blessed by his father, Isaac Jensen, 3 July, 1938. He 
was baptized by his brother Worth H. Jensen, also confirmed by Worth. 

Robert Stanley began his school in the Central school at Brigham 
City, Utah. He was ordained a Deacon when he was twelve years old. 
He delivered papers for some time. He was a scout and he graduated 
from Seminary. He was ordained a Teacher and a Priest in his Priest- 
hood quorums . 

After he graduated from high school he went to work for Anderson 
Ford Garage. 

The 3rd of January, 1957 he joined the army. He went first to 
Fort Ord, California, and spent six months in training there. He arrived 
home 10 July, 1957, and went back to his old job at the Anderson Ford 

In August, 1958 he went to work at Thiokol as a Post Man. 

At this time, 1962, he is still in the army reserve and has to report 
to his officer once or twice a week. 

His baby Chris was christened 7 May, 1961 by his brother, Worth 
Jensen at Brigham City First Ward. 




David Bruce (1-3-4-1) 35 

Douglas George 35 

George Douglas (1-3-4-3) 35 

Jim Matthew (1-3-4-2) 35 

Nedra Hale (1-3-4) 35 


Carol Rae Thomson 143 


Annette (6-7-4) 159 

Arlin Richard 131 

Arlin Richard Jr. (6-5) 153 

Beatrice Call (3-1) 104 

Delsa Irene Thomson (6-1) 137 

Ethel Brough 153 

Gladys Bingham 159 

Irene Call (6) 131 

Irene Kay (6-7-2) 159 

Juan Joseph (6-7) 159 

Juan Joseph Jr. (6-7-1) 159 

Josephine Petersen (6-3) 145 

Karen Pederson (3-1-2) 106 

Kathleen (6-5-1) 153 

Kristine (3-1-3) 104 

Kelvin Bruce (6-5-2) 153 

Lila Marie Dunn (6-6) 155 

Norma (6-2) 131 

Phyllis Spence (6-4) 150 

Rennae (6-7-5) 159 

Sharene (6-7-3) 159 

Stirling Boyd (6-5-4) 153 

Warren Junius 104 

Warren Gillette (3-1-1) 104 


Sarah Isabel Call 1 


Lillian Lorraine Eggleston 273 


Bonnie Loree Thomson 141 


Alta Lavon Primm (12-6-1) 262 

Ethel Leoda Bosworth (12-6-4) 266 

Jeffery Wendell (12-6-3-1) 265 

Marjory Eggleston (12-6) 259 

Marjory Elaine Walton (12-6-2) 264 

Patricia Dianne (12-6-3-2) 265 

Patricia Rose Carson 265 

Wendel Dewain (12-6-3) 265 

Willard Blaine (12-6-5) 267 

Willard Dewain 259 



Moana Jensen 321 


Ann (1-3-1-4) 23 

Guy Odel 23 

James Everton (1-2-1-7) 23 

Laura Ellen (1-2-1-1) 23 

Lois Pearl Everton (1-2-1) 23 

Lyle Ned (1-2-1-5) 23 

Marion Everton (1-2-1-3) 23 

Paul Guy (1-2-1-2) 2 3 

Sherman Everton (1-2- 1-6) 23 


Gladys Allred 159 


David Lou Vanden 292 

Joan Kay Jensen (13-3-2) 292 

Melonie Vanden (13-3-2-1) 292 


Don Bryan 266 

Don Bryan (12-6-4-3) 266 

Deborah Dean (12-6-4-1) 266 

Ethel Leoda Bell (12-6-4) 266 

Mark (12-6-4-4) 266 

Trudy Ann (12-6-4-2) 266 


Ethel Allred 153 


Bonnie Lee McDonald (2-3-1) 80 

Grace Afton Osmond Spencer (2-3) 76 

James Ronald 76 

Kelley Joseph (2-3-3-1) 84 

Joseph Ronald (2-3-3) 84 

Sharon Ann Pritchard 84 

Sharon Arlane Palmer (2-3-2) 84 


George Michael 182 


Becky Lynn (13-7-6) 296 

Delia Gwen Sylvester 298 

Douglas (13-7-3) 296 

Melba Jensen (13-7) 296 

Nile Jay (13-7-1) 298 

Nile Stanley 296 

Ronald Stanley (13-7-2) 296 

Shelley (13-7-4) 296 

Stanley Jay (13-7-1-1) 298 

Yvonne Lynn (13-7-5) 296 


Anita Susanne (3-3-2) 109 

Annette (5-2-5) 123 

Beatrice Allred (3-1) 104 

Beth Hillyard 125 


CALL (continued) 

Betty Jo Gale (5-5) 130 

Carol Olsen (5-1) 121 

Cecelia Beth Orme (3-3-1) 112 

Charles Lyle (5-4) 128 

Cynthia Joy (3-3-3) 109 

Donald Roland (5-2-2) 123 

Douglas (5-4-1) 128 

Elmora (1-9) 1 

Emma Ethel Eggleston (1-12) 200 

Edna Jensen (1-13) 277 

Erma Hemmert 114 

Florence (1-14) 195 

Gillette Joseph (3) 101 

Gladys Mallory (11) 187 

Harold Shephered (3-4) 114 

Hazel Jane James 161 

Irene Allred (6) 131 

James Truman (8-2) 167 

James Hunt (8-2-1) 167 

Jane (5-3-4) 125 

Jeffery Newswander (5-2-3) 123 

Jerry Max (5-3-1) 125 

Jessie Newswander 123 

Joseph Holbrook (1) 1 

Judean (5-3-2) 125 

Julia (3-3-4) 109 

June Larson (8-1) 164 

Katie (7) 1 

Kelley Lynn (5-3-5) 125 

Kenell Lee (5-2-4) 123 

Lana (3-4-3) 114 

Laurel Jean (8-2-2) 167 

Lee Roland (5-2) 123 

Leone Henrie (10) 170 

Lois Hale (1) 7 

Louisa Mary Shephered 101 

Lynette (8-2-3) 167 

Lorna Call 128 

Lucy Isabel Osmond (2) 52 

Lloyd Ellis (5-3-3) 125 

Martha Ester Williams 195 

Martha Jensen (15)- ■ • 303 

Mary Lee 116 

Max Ellis (5-3) 125 

Maurine Jensen (3-2) 107 

Ralph (4) 1 

Randall Harold (3-4-2) 114 

Richard Arthur (5-2-1) 123 

Roland Barlow (5) 116 

Sarah Isabel Barlow 1 

Steven Gregory (5-4-2) 128 

Tracy Gillette'(3- 3) 109 

Truman Vasco (8) 161 

Victoria (3-4-1) 114 


CALL (continued) 

Viola Ruth Clifton 109 

Virginia Hunt 167 


Anthony Bryan (13-1-1-4) 281 

Debra Ann (13-1-1-3) 281 

Delone Wilson (13-1-1). 281 

Gregory Allen (13-1-1-2) 281 

Robert Emmit 281 

Terry Lynn (13-1-1-1) 281 


Chris Stan (6-3-3-1) 149 

Jolene Petersen (6-3-3) 149 

Stan J. 149 


June Aleen Eggleston 250 

Merle Eggleston 270 


Viola Ruth Call 109 


Aleen Eggleston (12-5-1). 253 

Penny Eggleston (12-5-1-1-3) 253 

Richard D. 253 


Janice Arlene Eggleston 276 



Rhea Leone Hale 39 

Robert Leroy 255 

Thaya Leone Eggleston (12-5-2) 255 


Beverly Jane (1-11-12) 50 

Carol Joyce (1-11-3) 50 

Elnora Hale (1-11) 5 

James Francis 50 

Terry Morris (1-11-1) 50 


Jali (6-6-2) 155 

Janiece Salter (6-6-1) 157 

John William 155 

Lila Marie Allred (6-6) 155 

Michelle (6-6-3) 155 


Aleen Cooper (12-5-1) 253 

Ann Louise (12-9-1) 270 

Bulah Gittens, Walton (12-4) 231 

Claudia June (12-5-4) 258 

Clyde B. (B-16-1) 275 

Constant Atwila VanEvery ( 12-2) 216 

Edna Wheelock (12-7) 268 


EGGLESTON (continued) 

Emma Ethel Call (12) 200 

Janice Arlene Curzon 276 

Jay C. (12-9) 270 

Jay Christy (12-9-2) 270 

June Aleen Christiansen 250 

Karen Sue (B-17-2-2) 276 

Laura Sheen (12-3) 223 

Lillian Lorraine Baxter 27 3 

Lisa Kay (B-16-1-3) 275 

Marjory Bell (12-6) 259 

Martha Elmira Olson (12-1) 206 

Pauline Mark 275 

Peggy Jean (12-9-3-) 270 

Richard Fay (12-5-3) 257 

Rodney Dale (12-9-5) 270 

Shelia Kay (12-9-4) 270 

Sherie Arelene (B-17-2-1) 275 

Steven C. (B-16-1-2) 275 

Terri Lee (B- 16-1-1) 275 

Thaya Leone Davis (12-5-2) 255 

Walter Fay (12-5) 250 

Walter Lamoine (B-16-2) 276 

Walter Moron 273 

Son (12-8) 201 

Son (12-10) 201 


Charlotte Hale (1-3-3) 34 

Pamela Jean (1-3-3-2) 34 

Richard Lovel (1-3-3-4) 34 

Robert Jay (1-3-3-3) 34 

Victor Lawrence (1-3-3-1) 34 

Victor Wallace 34 


Hattie Lois Hale (1-2) ■ 18 

Jane Marie Matthews 25 

Linda Jane (1-2-2-1) 25 

Lois Pearl Biddle (1-2-1) 23 

Marion Knowles 18 

Richard (1-2-2-3) 25 

Susan Patricia Henderson 27 

Ruth Ann (1-2-2-2) 25 

Thomas (1-2-3) 27 

Walter Morris (1-2-2) 25 


Kathleen Ruby Osmond 74 


Barbara Jo Wall (5-5-1) 130 

Betty Jo Call (5-5) 130 

Charles Homer Kenneth 130 

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Annie Lou King 240 

Becky Lee (12-4-3-1) 243 

Beverley Lee McClune 240 

Bud Jay (12-4-2) 240 

Bulah Eggleston Walton (12-4) 231 

Bulah Lewanna Johnston (12-4-4) 245 

Dianne (12-4-1-4) 237 

Deann (12-4-1-5) 237 

Irvin 231 

Lloyd E. (12-4-1) 237 

Florence Roberta Mecham 237 

Gary Bert (Cobbley) (12-4-1-1) 237 

Lena Joan Page 247 

Lloyd Robert (12-4-1-2) 237 

Marvin David (12-4-3) 243 

Merrillene (12-4-1-3) 237 

Marion Shirley 237 

Ranee Jolene (12-4-5-1) 247 

Ray Eugene (12-4-5) 247 

Ray Eugene II (12-4-5-2) 247 

Ricky Howard (12-4-3-2) 243 

Sharee (12-4-5-3-) 231 

Sheryl Loree Johnson (12-4-6) 249 

Son (12-4-7) 231 


Dorothy Vona Osmond 96 


Julie Margaret Sheen 288 


Janet Linda VanEvery 222 


Colleen Sheen (12-3-1) 226 

Jayna Marie (12-3-1-1) 226 

Clifford Baker 226 


Eva Cherie Jensen 336 



Baby Girl (1-9) 7 

Boyd Rex (12-1-1-2) 211 

Charlotte Elliott (1-3-3) 34 

Charlotte Isabel (1-4) 7 

Clarence (1-5) 39 

Darrell (1-3-5-1) 36 

Delia Arlene Sharp (1-3-1) 32 

Delia Hoopes 29 

Eleda Ester Olson (12-1-1) 211 

Elnora Dunlap (1-11) 50 

Elsa Vaterlaus (1-8) 44 

Francis Duane (1-3-6) 37 

Hyrum (1-7) 43 

Hattie Lois Everton (1-2) 18 


HALE (continued) 

James Allen (1-3-7) 38 

Janette Woodfield 41 

John (1- 10) 7 

Lamar Morris (1-1) 16 

Lorene Janette (1-6-3) 41 

Laura (1-12) 7 

Lester Darrel (1-3-5) 36 

Lois Call (1) 7 

Lynette (12-1-1-1) 211 

Margene Warren (1-3-2) 33 

Marilyn May (1-6-1) 41 

Marie Lois (1-6-2) 41 

Morris James 7 

Nedra Alleman (1-3-4) 35 

Paula Jean Jones 36 

Rex Alma 211 

Rhea Leone Davis 39 

Robert Allen (1-3-7-1) 38 

Ruth Mead 16 

Sharon Hess Hunsaker York 38 

Vasco Lester (1-3) 29 

Wilford (1-6) 41 


Clare Ann (13-3-1-3) 286 

Duana Mae Jensen 286 

Gail Sue (13-2-1-5) 286 

Jeffery Don (13-2-1-6) 286 

Kenneth LeRoy (13-2-1-2) 286 

Lyle Samuel 286 

Mark Lyle (13-2-1-4) 286 

Stephen Chester (13-2-1-1) 286 


Lavon Osmond 67 


Erma Call 114 


Susan Patricia Everton 27 


Duncan Wayne 178 

Jean Lee (10-1) 1 7 9 

Leone Call (10) 170 

Patricia Ann Wendel (10-2) 182 


Beth Call I 25 


Delia Hale 2 9 


Virginia Charlene Call 167 


Sharon York Hess Hale 38 



Christine (15-11-3) 334 


IVERSON (continued) 

Darla (15-11-5) 334 

Jewel Jensen (15-11) 334 

Kevin Joseph (15-11-2) 334 

Lois Marie Jensen 228 

Maria (15-11-4) 334 

Ronald Delano 334 

Val Ronald (15-11-1) 3 34 


Alan Don (12-1-3-1) 214 

Bruce Olson (12-1-3-3) 214 

Baby (12-1-3-4) 214 

Carole (12-1-3-2) 214 

Donald Heber 214 

Emma Maxine Olson (12-1-2) 214 

Hazel Jane Call 1 6 1 

LaDawn (12-1-3-6) 214 

Paul Craig (12-1-3-5) 214 

Scott Richard (12-1-3-7) 214 


Afton Warren (15-8) 328 

Alan Levar (15-4-3) 321 

Alice (3-2-1) 107 

Ann Lorraine Noys 287 

Anna Elenor Woolsey (15-2) 312 

Alonzo Levar (15-4) 319 

Alan Levar (15-4-3) 319 

Barbara Joyce (13-2-4) 284 

Bradley Alan (15-4-3-1) 321 

Bruce Orlando (15-3- 1> 317 

Bryan K. (13-8-4) 299 

Carol (13-3-4) 289 

Carma Lee Parker 310 

Chris Tracy (13-8-2) 299 

Chris Stanley (15-12-1) 336 

Curtis R. (13-2-2-3) 289 

Davis Isaac (15-7-2) 326 

David Floyd (13-2-6) 284 

Dean Isaac (15-4-1) 319 

Dell Ruben (15-4-2) 319 

Dennis Ray (15-1-4) 307 

Donald Ray (13-8) 299 

Duana May Hamilton 286 

Duane Niel (15-6-1) 324 

Edna Call (13) 277 

Elenor Jeppson 319 

Eva Cherie Grunig 336 

Fern Lovean Murphy 284 

Gary L. (13-2-1-1) 287 

Glendora Lee (13-4) 293 

Henry LeRcy (13-2) 284 

Isaac H. 302 

Isaac Leon (15-1) 307 


JENSEN (continued) 

Janette (15-7-1)- 326 

Jay Glen (15-1-5) 307 

JeNel (13-Z-2-2) 287 

Jennie Lena Perry 307 

Jewel Iverson ( 1 5- 1 1 > 334 

Jo Ann (15-7-3) 326 

Joan Kay Bosch (13-3-2) 292 

John Henry 277 

John Milton (13-2-3) 287 

Jolynn (15-6-2) 324 

Joseph Ferrin (15-7) 326 

Joseph Ferrin (15-7-4) 326 

Joyce (15-5). 307 

Judy Kay Moody (15-3-2) 318 

Katherine (13-3-3) 289 

Karla (15-4-4) 319 

Kenneth Denmark (15-5) 322 

LaWana Nielson 324 

LeRoy Leon (15-1-1) 310 

Lecia Elaine Montgomery 322 

Lois Nelson (15-1-2) 311 

Lois Marie Iverson Smith 288 

Lorraine Josephine Wyatt Knudson (13-6) 294 

Marie Collin (13-2-3-1) 288 

Marcia Jean (15-5-1) 322 

Maria Louise Martin (13-3-1) 291 

Martha Call (15) 302 

Mary Anona Stanger 326 

Mary Wilson (13-1) 280 

Maurine Call (3-2) 107 

Melba Bywater (13-7) 296 

Melanie Vanden Bosch (13-3-2-1) 292 

Michael Ray (13-8-1) 299 

Moana Berchtold 321 

Myron Lee (13-8-3> 299 

Nello Christian (13-3) 289 

Nello Charles (13-3-5) 289 

Orlando C. (15-3) 315 

Pamela (15-3-3) 315 

Ralph Ely • 1° 7 

Randall Clair (13-3-6) 289 

Robert (13-5) 277 

Robert Bruce (15-3-1-1) 317 

Robert Stanley (15-12) 336 

Robert Wayne (15-5-2) 322 

Roger Leroy (13-2-2) 287 

Ruby Marie Jeppsen 289 

Ruth Elaine (13-2-5) 284 

Sharon Russell 317 

Susan (3-2-2) 107 

Viola Nelson 315 

Verla Tracy 299 

Verretta Toland (15-9) 32 9 

Vernetta Loveday (15-10) 331 


JENSEN (continued) 

Worth Harding (15-6) 324 


Elenor Jensen 319 

Ruby Marie Jensen 289 


Alene (12-4-6-2) 249 

David Ellis 249 

David Ricky (12-4-6-1) 249 

Sheryl Loree Gittens (12-4-6) 249 


Bulah Lawanna Gittens (12-4-4) 245 

Donald Gary (12-4-4-2) 245 

Korine (12-4-4-4) 245 

Robert Lee 245 

Robert Lee Jr. (12-4-4-1) 245 

Sidney Lou (12-4-4-3) 245 


Paula Jean Hale 36 



Annie Lou Gittens 240 


Debra Lee (12-3-4-1) 229 

John Allen 229 

Laura Sheen (12-3-4) 229 


Lorraine Josephine Jensen Wyatt (13-6) 294 

Lauri (13-6-4) 294 

Howard Leonard 294 


Bren Call (8-1-4) 164 

Gerald Call (8-1-5) 164 

James Alma (8-1-1) 164 

June Call (8-1) 164 

Stanford Dean (8-1-3) 164 

Stanford Swenstain 164 

Susanne (8-1-2) 164 


Claude 293 

Ghena (10-1-2) 179 

Glendora Jensen (13-4) 293 

Jacque (13-4-1) 293 

James Jonathan (10-1-5) 179 

Linda Illona (10-1-3) 179 

Marilyn Victoria (10-1-4) 179 

Mary Call 116 

William Gerald (10-1-1) 179 



Catherine (15-10-1) 331 

Hazen Leon 331 

Jeffery Leon (15-10-4) 331 

Lorretta (15-10-3) 331 

Nancy (15-10-2) 331 

Tracy (15-10-5) 331 

Vernetta Jensen (15-10) 331 



Gladys Call (11) 187 

Helen Nelson (11-1) 192 

John Charles 189 


Pauline Eggleston 275 


Christine Marie (13-3-1-1) 291 

Craig Norman (13-3-1-2) 291 

Cary John (13-3-1-3) 291 

Marie Louise Jensen (13-3-1) 291 

Norman John 291 


Jane Everton 25 


Beverly Gittens 243 


Bonnie Lee Bute (2-3-1) 80 

Gerald Scott (2-3-1-4) 80 

James Thomas 80 

Joseph Patrick (2-3-1-2) 80 

Michael Terrance (2-3-1-3) 80 

Mitchell James (2-3-1-1) 80 


Florence Roberta Gittens 237 


Ruth Elizabeth Hale i6 


Lecia Elaine Jensen 322 


Judy Kay Jensen (15-3-2) 318 

Richard Rossiter 318 

Terri (15-3-2-1) 318 


Fern LoVean Jensen co ^ 



Carolyn (15-3-2-3) 311 

Gary "2 

Helen Mallory (11-1) 19 ^ 

Kim Mallory ( 11-1-1) 192 

Lois Jensen (15-1-2) 311 

Max Kelley (15-1-2-2) 311 

Max Reese 


NELSON (continued) 

Reese J. (15-1-2-1) 311 

Sarah Viola Jensen 315 


Jessie Call 123 


LaWana Jensen 324 


Ann Lorraine Jensen 287 



Carol Call (5-1) 121 

Kenneth Roland (5-1-1) 121 

Michael Allen (5-1-2) 121 

Walter Kenneth 121 


Eleda Ester Hale (12-1-1) 211 

Emma Maxine James (12-1-2) 214 

Martha Elmira Eggleston (12-1) 206 

Ruben Emil 206 

Son (12-1-2) 206 

Walter (12-1-4) 206 


Cecelia Beth Call (3-3-1) 112 

Max J. 112 


Ariel Lynn (2-4-4) 86 

Barlow Fredrick (2-5) 52 

Christina Ruth (2-2-3-1) 74 

Cleone Rogers 86 

Dale Earnest (2-2-3) 67 

Dawnell Parkin (2-4-1) 92 

Dorothy Vona Gerber 98 

Farel Matthew (2-4-7) 86 

Gayle (2-4-6) 86 

George Arthur (2-2) 67 

George Bryan (2-4-5) 86 

George Eugene (2-2-2) 67 

Grace Afton Bute Spencer (2-3) 76 

James Arthur 52 

Joseph Call (2-4) 86 

Joseph Roger (2-4-3) 86 

Kathleen Ruby Farley 76 

Lavon Harmon 67 

Lenna Cleo Wimmer (2-1) 58 

Lowell Call (2-6) 96 

Luci Beth Paulsen (2-4-2) 94 

Lucy Isabel Call (2) 52 

Russell Lowell (2-6-1) 99 

Ruth Wilson (2-2-1) 71 



Lena Joan Gittens 247 


Casey Ralph (2-3-2-1) 82 

Richard Wayne 82 

Sharon Arlane Bute (2-3-2) 82 

Shelley Collette (2-3-2-2) 82 

Tiffany (2-3-2-3) 8Z 


Dawnell Osmond (2-4-1) 92 

Gary Lee 92 

Glade Daniel (2-4-1-1) 92 

Jan Gary (2-4-1-2) 92 

Tracy Osmond (2-4-1-3) 92 


Carma Lee Jensen 310 


Alan Wayne (2-4-2-1) 94 

Don Wayne 94 

Luci Beth Osmond 94 

Mark Joseph (2-4-2-2) 94 


Karen Allred (3-1-2) 106 

Robert Anthony 106 


Howard 145 

Jolene Checkets (6-3-3} 149 

Josephine Allred (6-3) 145 

Karren (6-3-4) 145 

Linden Arlin (6-3-2) 145 

Shared Howard (6-3-1) 147 


Jennie Lena Jensen 307 


Fannie Jean Call 1°9 


Aleda Marie (12-6-1-1) 262 

Alta Lavon Bell (12-6-1) 262 

Jerry Evans Zbc 

Jerry Michael (12-6-1-2) 262 

Marjorie Kaye (12-6-1-4) 262 

Sandra Renae (12-6-1-3) 262 


Sharon Ann Bute 74 



Cleone Osmond °° 


Sharon Jensen ii ' 



Janiece Dunn (6-6-1) 15 ' 


SALTER (continued) 

Jay Vern 157 

Wendy Kay (6-6-1-1) 157 


Darrel Lynn 49 

Lois Kay Vaterlaus (1-8-1) 49 


Cynthia Ann (1-3-1-5) 32 

Delia Arlene Hale (1-3-1) 32 

Don Marlin 32 

Don Marlin (1-3-1-1) 32 

Loren Kay (1-3-1-2) 32 

Mark Allen (1-3-1-6) 32 

Roger Jay (1-3-1-4) 32 

Sharon Lee (1-3-1-3) 32 


Colleen Greear (12-3-1) 226 

Daniel Orson (12-3-3-1) 228 

Ethel Joyce Smiley (12-5-1) 227 

George 223 

Julie Margaret Glennon 228 

Kaellie Kae (12-3-3-2) 228 

Laura Eggleston (12-3) 223 

Laura Kliment (12-3-4) 229 

Melvin George (12-3-3) 228 


Louisa Mary Call 101 


Ethel Joyce Sheen (12-5-1) 227 

Robert James 227 

Robert James Jr. (12-3-2-2) 227 

William Judson (12-3-2-1) 227 


Angela Wimmer 64 


Clifford Squires 150 

Dennis Clifford (6-4-1) 150 

Dixie Lee (6-4-3) 150 

Keryl (6-4-5) 150 

Phyllis Allred (6-4) 150 

Sheryl (6-4-4) 150 

Stanley Richard (6-4-2) 150 

Grace Afton Osmond Bute (2-3) 76 

Howard Easton 76 


Mary Anona Jensen 326 


Delia Gwen Bywater 298 



Gorden Edward 314 

Jodie Lynn (15-2-3) 314 

Lane Gorden (15-2-1-1) 314 

Melynda Ann (15-2-1-2) 314 

Shirley Ann (15-2-1) 314 


Arlene 137 

Bonnie Laree Beeves 141 

Bruce Jay (6-1-5-1) 144 

Christopher Wade (6-1-2-2) 143 

Carol Rae Allen 143 

David Bryan (6-1-1-1) 141 

Delsa Irene Allred (6-1) 137 

Delwin (6-1-1) 141 

Irwin 137 

Irwin Lamon (6-1-2) 143 

Kevin Glade (6-1-1-2) 141 

Orlo Glade (6-1-6) 137 

Pamela (6-1-2-2-) 143 

Ricky Jensen 144 

Sherman Vance (6-1-5) 144 

Tracy Wade (6-1-1-3) 141 

Truman Brent (6-1-4) 137 


Bradley Jensen (15-9-3) 329 

Debra Jo (15-9-2) 329 

Gary Dorian (15-9-1) 3Z 9 

James Conrad (15-9-5) 329 

Joetta (15-9-4) 329 

Joyce O'Niel 32 9 

Scott Call (15-9-6) 329 

Verretta Jensen (15-9) 32 9 


Verla Jensen 299 



Elsa (1-8) 

Leo Conrad 

Lois Kay Schmidt (1-8-1) 49 

Morris Lee (1-8-3) 44 

Quinn Hale (1-8-2) 44 


Constant Atwila Eggleston (12-2) 21b 

Janet Linda Glorfield 222 

Jay Judson 216 

Judson Jay (12-2-1) 222 

Kerry Judson (12-2-1-2) 222 

LeAnn Kay (12-2-1-1) 222 

Paul Jay (12-2-1-3) 222 

Vern Eggleston (12-2-2) 21b 



Anthony Verl (12-6-2-2) 264 

Baby (12-4-8) 232 

Bulah Eggleston Gittens (12-4) 231 

Garth Hebdon 264 

Garthia Lynne (12-6-2-1) 264 

Marjory Elaine Bell (12-6-2> 264 

Randy Lynn (12-4-9) 232 

Rebecca Dawn (12-6-2-3) 264 

Ruben 231 


Afton Jensen (15-8) 328 

Austin 33 

Donna (1-3-2-3) 33 

Helen (1-3-2-2) 33 

Lois Ann (1-3-2-4) 33 

Margene Hale (l-3-2> 33 

Melvin 328 


Casey Ralph (2-3-2-1) 82 

William Henry 82 


Jesse Michael (10-2-1) 182 

John Richard 182 

Patricia Ann Henrie (10-2) 182 


Edna Eggleston (12-7) 268 

Gene Lamoine (12-7-1) 268 

Joseph 268 


Arlene Wilson 283 


Martha Ester Call 195 


Arlene Whitney 283 

Blaine Norman 71 

Delone Cates (13-1-1) 281 

Duane Lamoine (13-1-2) 283 

Jennifer (2-2-1-3) 71 

Lamoine Ellis 280 

LuJuanna (13-1-3) 280 

Mary Jensen (13-1) 280 

Melody (2-2-1-2) 71 

Rebecca Sue (2-2-1-1) 71 

Ronald Kent (13-1-4) 280 

Timothy Blaine (2-2-1-4) 71 


Angela Smoech 64 

David Roland (2-1-3) 64 

Lenna Osmond (2-1) 58 

Robert Osmond (2-1-2) 62 

Terry Gorden (2-1-1) 58 

Wallace Roland 58 


Janette Hale 41 



Anna Elenor Jensen (15-Z) 312 

Kay Merrill (15-2-4) 312 

Ray Isaac (15-2-3) 312 

Shirley Ann Thompson (15-2-1) 314 

Virgil Dean 312 

Virgil Dean Jr. (15-2-2) 312 


Jane (13-6-2) 294 

Jean (13-6-3) 294 

Lorraine Josephine Jensen Knudson (13-6) .... 294 

Wendel Wilson 294 

Wendel Kay (13-6-1) 294 


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